Month: April 2016

Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto of Madame Tussaud’s wax replicas bring historical figures to life, by Rebecca Simpson

Black Box, an exhibition of photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto, can be seen at the Fundació Mapfre, in Barcelona, until 8th May. Would you be interested in seeing a photograph of someone from the early sixteenth century? That’s right, a photograph, albeit the size of an oil painting. Anne Boleyn. Madame Tussaud’s wax sculptures of Henry VIII and his six wives, inspired by Renaissance paintings and drawings which, in effect, lead back to real historical individuals, were lit and photographed by Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo, Japan) in such a way that they seem to be images, captured momentarily by...

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The Alphabet of the Shadows, workshop by Fabrizio Montecchi, Gioco Vita

Atelier della Luna presents this year, in Santes Creus (near Barcelona, Spain), an exceptional course of shadow theater, taught by Grand Master Fabrizio Montecchi, with the title of the Alphabet of the shadows. The workshop proposes a ramble to discover the contemporary shadow puppetry, a language thoroughly theatrical with enormous expressive and communicative possibilities.. Shadow image by Fabrizio Montecchi. The structure of the workshop is as follows: The Shadow | The first part, divided into practical sessions, stimulates a personal focus on the shadow.Essential to our perceptive dimension, omnipresent in our experience of the senses, the shadow  takes part...

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