Invenzioni e Capricci

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

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A Diamond in The Roughage | T Magazine

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Invenzioni e Capricci | Guiseppe Arcimboldo

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Credits

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 CastleSweden. 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.

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