Eros

Guido Argentini

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ISBN: 9788862086325

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The images presented in 'Eros', the new monograph by Guido Argentini, suggest stories to the viewers. The use of the diptych, an image of a woman and a photograph of a landscape or a still life helps to create a narrative. These stories are still and silent; they have no voice and no soundtrack. The stories are only told by the emotions of their characters. Each woman is dreaming and, at the same time, we, the viewers are dreaming of each woman depicted in the book. Imaginary women, imaginary places combined together with the magic of color, all of which becomes a major creative tool for Argentini. Flipping through the pages we jump from old palaces in Italy, to urban landscapes in Japan to the desert of California. A Japanese woman is standing in a garage in Tokyo, screaming on the phone to her lover who is lying in bed in his flat in a building overlooking the Chao Phraya River in the night of Bangkok; a girl wearing a curly vintage wig inside an abandoned motor home in the California desert holds a barbie doll that someone left behind a long time ago. An old Italian theatre with empty red velvet chairs on the left and a young girl wearing a red dress lying in an empty pool at night in the Arizona desert on the right side. As always happens for a still photograph, it can only suggest a story. It is only a single frame from a movie. Every viewer will make his own film, will make up his own soundtrack and will choose a different beginning and a different end, creating his own story.
lingua:english pagine: 250 illustrazioni: 200 rilegatura: cartonato uscita: ottobre 2018
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