Albert Watson on show to celebrate Blumarine
Text Giuseppe Fantasia
Never remain on the surface of things and never judge a person only at first sight, as often the best side is the most hidden which still needs to come out. In this sentence we could summarise Albert Watson’s way of thinking; he is one of the most important photographers of the last decades in the field of portrait, fashion and advertising. Born in 1942, native of Edinburgh, for him ideas are his starting point – no matter if they are compressed in pictures or in the subjects– the basis on which his work is then developed, a collection that today includes thousands of pictures, almost all in black and white, taken over fifty years of career around the world. Snaps of Alfred Hitchcock, the English Royal family, Barack Obama and Steve Jobs already are a legend and snaps of top models like Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Carrè Otis, as well as landscapes (from Scotland to the desert of New Mexico, from London to Los Angeles to Naples), has remained in many people’s imagination.
Only Vogue’s covers were more than one hundred and the fashion campaigns signed by him are countless, like for instance those for Blumarine which has recently decided to open its historical archives to display to the public the works and campaigns for the brand signed by the Scottish photographer between the Eighties and the Nineties. The result is a show, Albert Watson. Fashion, Portraits & Landscapes curated by Luca Panaro and staged from 7th April to 17th June at Palazzo dei Pio Museums in Carpi, in the province of Modena, historical headquarter of Anna Molinari’s maison. «In each one of his shot– the designer has stated – we are charmed by a deep aesthetical talent, caught in every detail », while the landscape, the figures and the game of lights of all the pictures displayed, «enhance the details and the finishing of the pieces of cloth, the elegance of a silhouette or the depth of a look ». So many reasons not to miss it.
Albert Watson. Fashion, Portraits & Landscapes
7th April > 17th June 2018
Musei di Palazzo dei Pio
Piazza dei Martiri 68, Carpi MO – Italy
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday , 10:00AM > 01:00PM
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10:00AM > 01:00PM – 03:00PM > 07:00PM
Adult € 8
Concession € 5