ANTONIO GUCCIONE “THE BONFIRE OF VANITATES” PROJECT BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART.
Antonio Guccione has photographed the most beautiful women in the world, from Carla Bruni to Elle McPherson, the protagonists of his portraits are the icons of culture and entertainment from Alberto Moravia to Giorgio Armani to Richard Gere. But in his photographs the subject becomes an instrument with which the artist reflects his emotions, his mood and his aesthetics.
In 2008 he began the project that is still in continuous evolution and innovation entitled Vanitas, exhibited from 16 January to 16 March at the Salotto of Milan at number 2 of via della Spiga. It is not just photographs but true works of art, intensely pictorial portraits, in which the artist experiments with the application of mixed materials to the subjects represented, in order to create a poetic fairy tale that tells a dream that has been reality. These photographs also have a strong psychological character, their nature and personality, with great attention to detail, and lead the observer to perceive aspects of subjective work, subtended in these “metaphysical scenographies”.