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Monday, July 15, 2013

Sculptural Metallic Nudes by Italian Photographer Guido Argentini

In 1995 photographer Guido Argentini was moved to coat a models in silver makeup. The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues.

" 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: triangles, circles and squares. The final result of many years of work is this book: Argentum A collection of more than 100 stunning photographs."

 Argentum is a book but is also 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” THE BOOK Available in Europe July 2013 Available in USA September 2013
ARGENTUM - The Official Trailer from Alessio Nanni on Vimeo.


You can purchase Argentini's book here at link below!


  1. These are fabulous - thanks for running a post on this photographers work. I haven't heard of him before, but remember in the 90s some great creative photographic/film work - in particular Madonna's film clip for 'Fever' and Herb Ritt's portraits.

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