Floral whimsy through the ages, from Italian renaissance painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo, to the photography of German-born Hans Silvester previously featured in the story Oh To Be So Adroit capturing the visual wonders and ornamentation of the Omo peoples, The Surma & Mursi tribes of Southern Ethiopia to the Spring 2011 fashion editorial feature, A Diamond in The Roughage published by the New York Time’s, T Magazine.
Natural Fashion | Hans Silvester
A Diamond in The Roughage | T Magazine
Invenzioni e Capricci | Guiseppe Arcimboldo
Editorial | A Diamond in The Roughage | NY Times T Magazine | April 15, 2011
Photography| Richard Burbridge | art + commerce
Styling | Robbie Spencer
Model | Tatiana Cotliar | Next Models London
Hair | Martin Cullen | Streeters London
Makeup | Peter Philips for Chanel
Manicure | Michina Koide | Art Department
Set | Gary Card | clm.
Fashion Assistants: Elizabeth Fraser-Bell and Jonathan Paul Hamilt
Natural Fashion Series| Hans Silvester (b. Lorrach, Germany 1938) is a photographer dedicated to investigating the world, capturing and promoting the most intimate, and perhaps enigmatic, of organic phenomena. He is represented by theMarlborough Gallery.
Images © Hans Silvester. Courtesy of the Marlborough Gallery.
Renaissance Paintings | Guiseppe Arcimboldo (b. 1526, Milan) was an Italian Renaissance painter known for his intricate paintings, which combined inanimate or found objects into a portrait that would resemble the portrait subject.
Vertumnus (Emperor Rudolph II), 1590. © Skoklosters Castle, Sweden. Photo Samuel Uhrdin.
Flora, 1589. Private Collection.
Summer, 1563. © Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna,
Spring, 1573. © Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des Peintures
All images courtesy of the respective artists. All rights reserved.