Peter Lindbergh – Exhibition | ITSLIQUID

Peter Lindbergh – Exhibition

Art | October 13, 2014 |

Peter LindberghImage courtesy of Peter Lindbergh

Peter Lindbergh – Exhibition

Gagosian Paris is pleased to present photographs by Peter Lindbergh spanning thirty years, his first solo exhibition in Paris in more than a decade. Over the course of his career, Lindbergh has taken inspiration for his photography from modern dance, early German and East European cinema and photography, as well as his own personal history, resulting in a bold, elemental photographic language.

Peter LindberghImage courtesy of Peter Lindbergh

With a minimum of artifice, spare styling, and openness to improvisation, he allows the innate character and natural beauty of his female subjects to emerge. In his editorial photographs for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many other international magazines, Lindbergh replaced stagy, calculated glamour with a raw vérité approach, enhanced by his use of high-contrast black and white.

Peter LindberghImage courtesy of Peter Lindbergh

Set in both rural and industrial landscapes, the women in his photographs are distinguished by beauty that is purposeful, self-possessed, and uninhibited. “I don’t think real beauty can exist without truth,” Lindbergh has said. “This idea disqualifies today’s excessive retouching.”

Peter LindberghImage courtesy of Peter Lindbergh

Some images are presented on an unprecedented large scale: In close-ups from 1990, Linda Evangelista exhales a cloud of smoke, transforming her dark dramatic features into nebulous abstractions; in an image from 2000 Milla Jovovich is photographed in a dark turtleneck against a black background so that her elegant head and fixed gaze stand out in strong graphic contrast. Eschewing the established standards and artifice of fashion photography, Lindbergh has found artfulness in the conditions of reality, shot through with a grand cinematic sensibility.

more. www.gagosian.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Harber London

Design | November 1, 2019

We are a family run brand based in London with a genuine passion for handmade leather goods. We try obsessively to keep our designs as simple as possible, while ensuring that each product is truly remarkable and functional. Read more


Interview: Aurélie Crisetig

Interviews | October 26, 2019

Aurélie Crisetig (b. 1992, Vevey, Switzerland) is a Swiss photographer and visual artist. She uses photography as a tool to explore the alteration of human memory in a world overwhelmed by digital entities. Working both with film and digital photography, her works reflect on the constant use of mechanical recordings, especially in public and cultural places. Read more


Interview: Karin Monschauer

Interviews | October 24, 2019

The embroidery technique has always fascinated the artist Karin Monschauer, permitting her to externalize the connection and the interweaving of colors and shapes. Historically, this methodology, ‘raqm’ in Arabic, allows to create an ornamental design on fabric through the use of one or more threads of different colors. Read more


PARIS, CAPITAL OF FASHION

Fashion | October 24, 2019

Paris is widely regarded as "the most glamorous and competitive of the world’s fashion capitals" (to quote The New Yorker). But how and why did Paris acquire this reputation? The history of Paris fashion is usually presented, simplistically, as a genealogy of genius, dominated by "the great designers," "kings," or "dictators of fashion." Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!