Archives for posts with tag: Caravaggio

Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Pomellato, Henri J. Sillam, Cartier, Bulgari, Baccarat, Chanel Joaillerie, Eternamé, Dior Joaillerie, Peter Lippman, Marie Claire, Vanites, Caravaggio

Beauty knows no boundary, nor does Peter Lippmann when he pairs fiercely stunning jewels with fruit rich in the velvety grips of decay. Immediately this editorial from September 2011 for Marie Claire France titled “Vanites” brings to mind the lushious, rotting fruit painted by Caravaggio. He might even be in awe of the irony here, as the jems from Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Dior Joailerie (among many others) burst forth out of the withering fruit. Curiously, their splendor is nearly eclipsed by the beauty of the languishing grapes… and is strangely inspiring.

Saskia de Brauw, Kat Hessen, Exhibition Magazine, Caravaggio, Boris Ovini, Givenchy, Mister Eyebrow Fixing Pencil, Givenchy Makeup Ad, LipstickThere is often a quiet Caravaggio-like dramatic force at work in the lens of Boris Ovini. Particularly so in this series that appeared in the inaugural issue of Exhibition Magazine, focused on the theme of “lipstick”. Saskia de Brauw and Kat Hessen glow with chiaroscuro dynamism and the rich colors have a haunting allure. With similar brilliance he photographed the ad for Givenchy’s Mister Eyebrow Fixing Pencil – how can one not LOVE?