Christian Tagliavini in Berlin


© Christian Tagliavini · Dora da Faltugnano · 2017

Swiss photographer and graphic designer Christian Tagliavini’s latest series ‘1406’—on which he has been working for over three years—pays tribute to the oeuvre of Florentine renaissance painter Filippo Lippi (1406–69). However, these portraits are not simple recreations of Lippi’s paintings; rather they’re wholly original works that seem to exist in an imaginary universe somewhere between 15th-century Italy and the science-fiction future. Furthermore, before taking each photograph, Tagliavini spends a long time making each scene by hand: from the elaborate headdresses crafted out of paper and card, to the otherworldly costumes, to the rich, mysterious backdrops.

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