Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio Dalla Camera Oscura

Carlo Mollino Un Messaggio Dalla Camera Oscura Carlo Mollino was possessed of both tremendous energy and incredibly diverse abilities famed as an architect and furniture designer he was also a writer photographer race car driver and d

  • Title: Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio Dalla Camera Oscura
  • Author: Gerald Matt Lucas Gehrmann Napoleone Ferrari
  • ISBN: 9783869842448
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Carlo Mollino 1905 1973 was possessed of both tremendous energy and incredibly diverse abilities famed as an architect and furniture designer, he was also a writer, photographer, race car driver and downhill skier His private life was no less intense Mollino had a closely guarded obsession with erotic portraiture, and would regularly invite prostitutes from the streetCarlo Mollino 1905 1973 was possessed of both tremendous energy and incredibly diverse abilities famed as an architect and furniture designer, he was also a writer, photographer, race car driver and downhill skier His private life was no less intense Mollino had a closely guarded obsession with erotic portraiture, and would regularly invite prostitutes from the streets of Turin to come to his home and pose for him The scenes were carefully prepared the models would dress or partially undress in costumes, accessories and wigs that Mollino had acquired on trips to France or Southeast Asia, and pose before backdrops of drapery, screens and sculptural furniture Despite the furtive circumstances of their production, these portraits express the aesthetics of Mollino s public photographs, as the models appear statuesque than pornographic Likewise, the opulent interiors and opulent furnishings of Mollino s private homes in Turin, the Villa Zaira and what is now known as Casa Mollino serve as crucial components of the compositions In 1962, Mollino began to employ Polaroid film for these shoots, eventually making some 1,300 exposures before his death in 1973 Neither these nor the silver gelatin works that preceded them were published in his lifetime, and this is the first publication of these Polaroids.

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