Christian Tagliavini : Voyages Extraordinaires

"Voyages extraordinaires" by Christian Tagliavini is a photographic work that transports the observer into the world of literature, a world in which images adopt a distinct 19th-century aesthetic and evoke an almost cinematographic language. The...

30 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2017

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"Voyages extraordinaires" by Christian Tagliavini is a photographic work that transports the observer into the world of literature, a world in which images adopt a distinct 19th-century aesthetic and evoke an almost cinematographic language. The work's title is both tribute and citation: it refers to the eponymous collection of 54 works penned by French writer Jules Verne.

 

The photographs, composed according to visual art rules, divulge a third passion of their author, namely that of exploring the genre of the portrait in all its multiple facets. Drawing on Verne's three novels "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth", "From The Earth To The Moon" and "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", the photographer further develops the stories by creating characters that did not appear in the original narratives.

 

These imaginary characters - passengers on the aforeme...
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