La moda scritta con la luce

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La moda scritta con la luce

Photographs by Pasquale De Antonis (Teramo, 1908 – Rome, Italy, 2001), Alfa Castaldi (Milan, Italy, 1926-1995), Ugo Mulas (Pozzolengo, 1928 - Milan, Italy, 1973), Gian Paolo Barbieri (Milan, Italy, 1938) and Paolo Roversi (Ravenna, Italy, 1947).

Fashion is one of the feathers in the cap of the Made in Italy, but the actual worn dress is merely the end result of a fashion system which involves different and complementary “writings”: to photograph means to write with light and this exhibition is, precisely, an analysis of the industry of appearance from the years after World War II until today, pictured through the lens of some master photographers. A visual journey across all the most fascinating styles and periods of Italian fashion led by the images of five world renowned artists - Pasquale De Antonis, Alfa Castaldi, Ugo Mulas, Gian Paolo Barbieri and Paolo Roversi - whose talent left a mark in the international panorama. Five Italian masters, that thanks to their close relationship with some of the most popular Italian fashion designers, shaped the language of photography and influenced its visual approach all over the world.

For Pasquale De Antonis’ images © Archivio De Antonis - For Alfa Castaldi’s images © Archivio Alfa Castaldi - For Ugo Mulas’ images © Ugo Mulas Estate

FACT SHEET  
artists Pasquale De Antonis, Alfa Castaldi, Ugo Mulas, Gian Paolo Barbieri and Paolo Roversi
number of works 95 black and white and color photographs
print sizes various sizes, from 18x24 to 77x90 cm
frames various sizes, from 40x50 to 80x100 cm
curator Enrica Viganò