6 Parisian museums pay homage to Yves Saint Lauren

6 Parisian museums pay homage to Yves Saint Lauren

Andrea Tuzio · 5 months ago · Style

Yves Saint Laurent and art have always been very close. A perfect example is the Fall/Winter collection of 1965“the Mondrian collection” – created when the French couturier, browsing through a book dedicated to the Dutch painter Mondrian, found inspiration: “Mondrian is purity. I don’t think there is anything purer in the world of art”. During his life he also put together a very important collection of works that included works by Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Van Gogh. After his death, more than 1,200 works were sold by Christie’s auction house for a record $470 million.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first haute couture show presented by Yves Saint Laurent on January 29, 1962, the French fashion house, in collaboration with 6 Parisian museums, organized a unique exhibition and collective tribute to one of the most important and influential personalities in the history of fashion

A curare Yves Saint Laurent Aux Musées, questo il nome dell’iniziativa che inizierà il 29 gennaio fino al 15 maggio, è stata Mouna Mekoua, curatrice indipendente e critica d’arte di stanza a Parigi, che ha dichiarato: “Pensavo che sarebbe stato impossibile convincere così tanti musei ad accettare la nostra idea, ma sono stati tutti molto interessati e molto entusiasti fin dall’inizio. È la prima volta che lavorano tutti insieme a un progetto”.

L’evento darà la possibilità di vedere il lavoro di Saint Laurent inserito all’interno dei contesti delle collezioni permanenti di ogni singolo museo e svelerà come il geniale designer sia stato ispirato dai più grandi artisti del XX secolo come Matisse, Picasso e lo stesso Mondrian. 

I 6 musei coinvolti sono: il Centre Pompidou, il Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, il Musée du Louvre, il Musée d’Orsay, il Musée Picasso e il Musée Yves Saint Laurent.

“Saint Laurent si ispirava molto all’arte e questo mostra i legami e il dialogo tra il suo lavoro e le mostre dei musei. Non volevamo mettere gli abiti in una stanza, li volevamo lì tra le collezioni permanenti. In questo modo i visitatori riscopriranno quelle collezioni e allo stesso tempo renderanno omaggio a Yves Saint Laurent. È come un arcipelago culturale”, ha aggiunto la Mekoua.

Yves Saint Laurent fondò la sua maison quando aveva soltanto 26 anni e lo fece assieme a Pierre Bergé, imprenditore e compagno dello stilista. Quando arrivò a Parigi soltanto 9 anni prima, si fece subito notare grazie ai suoi disegni unici e pieni di novità. 
“Credo che il lavoro di un couturier sia molto simile a quello di un artista. Infatti, ho sempre trovato ispirazione nel lavoro dei pittori contemporanei: Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian. Sempre influenzato dalla pittura, devo la mia collezione del luglio 1966 a pittori americani come Wesselman, Roy Lichtenstein. Tutti i miei abiti erano illuminati da paesaggi, lune e luce del sole. Come potevo resistere alla pop art che era l’espressione della mia giovinezza”, così lo stesso Saint Laurent spiegava il suo intrinseco rapporto con l’arte.

Ogni museo differenzierà l’esperienza e presenterà aspetti diversi del lavoro del couturier francese. Al Louvre verranno esposto alcuni dei suoi capi più iconici, al Musée d’Art Moderne i disegni che richiamano i colori degli artisti Pierre Bonnard e Raoul Dufy, al Musée d’Orsay saranno esposti alcuni degli abiti da sera da lui creati per il Bal Proust in occasione del centesimo compleanno dello scrittore – come quello che indossava il barone Guy de Rothschild e Jane Birkin – per un totale di 50 creazioni e oltre 300 disegni. Al museo Yves Saint Laurent invece i visitatori saranno accompagnati lungo tutto il processo creativo dello stilista, dallo schizzo su carta fino al capo finito.

Un viaggio nel lavoro e nella vita di Yves Saint Laurent. Un dialogo tra moda, arte e letteratura che abbraccia tutte le culture della storia che il designer francese è riuscito ad esprimere – parliamo di un intero universo artistico – attraverso le sue meravigliose creazioni esposte in 6 musei parigini.

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The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

The book that tells the story of San Francisco in 500 photos

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

San Francisco is one of the most fascinating cities in the United States; over the course of two centuries it has experienced the entire evolution of American civilization firsthand, fostering the birth of artistic and cultural currents that have marked the ages.
The history of San Francisco and the Bay Area more generally is now told in a beautiful volume published by Taschen and entitled “San Francisco. Portrait of a City.” Through 500 photographs it traces the early years of industrial development and the stories of the free spirits of the 1970s through the lights and fervor of the Roaring Twenties.

The volume contains images from archives and private collections, taken by some of the most celebrated photographers, who over the course of their careers have been inspired by the California city. Inside are portraits of the many innovators who have contributed to the development of the city, a place that represents “a crystal ball in which to see a preview of what will come to us in a few years,” as Michele Masneri had described it in The Passenger magazine’s recent volume devoted to the city.
The 480-page collected shots also show a city skyline far from the one we know today, dominated by the Golden Gate Bridge of which construction work from the 1930s is visible. In addition to the Bay Area’s unique climate, “San Francisco. Portrait of a City” also shows areas the multicultural soul of the city, with images of the huge Chinatown district or Fillmore, the one historically home to Jews and Japanese.
You can purchase the book on the official Taschen website.

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San Francisco | Collater.al
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San Francisco | Collater.al
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San Francisco | Collater.al
San Francisco | Collater.al
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Japan as seen in infrared

Japan as seen in infrared

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Hashira Yamamoto is a photographer, but he also describes himself as a traveler and researcher. Over the course of his career as an artist, he has visited 41 countries and 161 cities around the world, in which he has shot some of his photo series, to tell stories i cultures and of all the incredible people he has encountered. Over the years he has had a close look at his home nation of Japan, cultivating a passion for traditional landscapes along the Silk Road.
Yamamoto in his Asuka series has reinterpreted the tradition of historic Japanese buildings through an infrared lens, creating a dialogue between ancient and contemporary Japan to an effect that immerses traditional temples and gardens in a glitchy, vaporwave world.

The saturated colors of the photos alter the perception of a solid tradition that in some respects has remained intact over the centuries. Cultural references are not altered, architectures are not emptied of meaning, but rather taken in a new contemporary guise. Hashira Yamamoto had precisely the goal with this infrared lens to enhance even more the quiet and contemplative magic that testifies to the inherent spirituality of the places photographed. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @polae.jpg, @laurasole_79, @claudiabellati, @carolinalecce, @eli_rmn, @_eleonoram_, @teresa_scafa, @noemily_ph, @matti_b9, @ele.naus.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @zenzeroelimone_, @feebelli, @simeingolo, @davidecannavo, @_barbarac__, @valerycia, @sararotola, @saracamporesi.it, @il_salvo_, @_eleonoram_.

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