ARGENTUM A FILM BY GUIDO ARGENTINI
Some frames from my film
In 1995, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model with silver makeup.
The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues, into new beings that became almost liquid like under the studio lights.
Evoking the luminous polished planes of the work of Brancusi and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance.
Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangle, circle and square.
The final result of many years of work is ARGENTUM: a book with more than 100 stunning photographs and a movie, a documentary that reveals the concepts that are behind the making of this book: Argentini’s esthetic of the human form and the skills of the athletes that posed for these photographs.
ARGENTUM is also limited edition !
A limited edition of the book in a custom box is available now on my web site only.
Color/B&W, 45 Minutes, Documentary, Stereo, Not rated, English.
Commentary: GUIDO ARGENTINI
Photos and Video: GUIDO ARGENTINI ©-2013
Original music: Alessio Nanni ©-2013
Directed by GUIDO ARGENTINI
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