Item description for Alejandra Figueroa: Capitus by Alejandra Figueroa...
Who has their first major solo show at the Louvre? A contemporary photographer reinterpreting classical sculpture and painting in intimate portraits: a nun's clasped hands, a nude's shielded torso. Mexican-born Alejandra Figueroa lives in Paris, and photographs the city's art as though taking particularly elegant snapshots of particularly elegant friends. Following her unusual debut, the work included here has been exhibited at high-powered venues including the Musee d'Orsay. And the Vatican. Most meta-art (think Sherrie Levine) wouldn't make it past the Pope's guards, but Figueroa's is, as Philippe Sollers writes, "white magic." At 368 pages, this small but monumental publication traces a line back though civilization via the physiognomy of over 330 lively subjects in stone, wood, metal and paint--all in magnificent tritone printing.
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Release Date Aug 1, 2007
ISBN 3865213774 ISBN13 9783865213778
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More About Alejandra Figueroa
The Mexican-born photographer Alejandra Figueroa lives in Paris. Since her first major show in 1997 at the Louvre, her work has been exhibited extensively, including at the MusEe d'Orsay and the Vatican museum. Her work is represented in numerous private collections and public institutions such as the Louvre, the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, the BibliothEque Nationale de France and the Maison EuropEenne de la Photographie.