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Dare Alla Luce

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art / beauty / images / moments / photography / vintage

For her series Dare Alla Luce – Italian for ‘to bring to the light’ – Canadian artist Amy Friend has used vintage photographs and pierced them with tiny pinholes. By then illuminating the photos from the back, she has produced patterns that highlight or sometimes eclipse parts of the original image, thus creating new magical work, filled with mystery and nostalgia. On her website, she writes: I have continued to work on the Dare alla Luce […]

The Classics: Minor Godesses

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art / beauty / Classics / moments / women

In perfect harmony, these neo-classical beauties stand intimately, sharing an eternal private moment. Captured by their creator the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova, these three charistes, daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology, represent Joy, Charm and Beauty. There are two versions of Canova’s The Three Graces. Originally created for Empress Josephine (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), the 6th Duke of Bedford offered to buy the work from the artist upon hearing of her death in 1814. […]