Photography

PLAYING WITH GEOMETRY OF SHADOWS

2011

In the summer, as I watch the sun set from my apartment’s balcony on the west side of the city of Zagreb, Croatia, I marvel at how two black chairs in the middle of the balcony are casting behind their rattan backs and arms dense shadows and so composing geometrically playful images whose harmoniously arranged dark and light parts remind me of the Renaissance artists, among which come to mind Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534), Michelangelo da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). The three of them had created in their dramatic, illusionistic paintings and drawings, with strong contrast between light and dark, some modern arts movements that make great use of the chiaroscuro effect. I think photography is naturally inclined to capture the moments of simple, minimalistic chiaroscuro impressions in their bare forms.


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