From today until September 13, Palazzo delle Esposizioni exposes the exhibition of David La Chapelle: After the Deluge.
There are more than 150 works on view.
In 2006, during a journey in Italy, the artist has chance of a private visit of the Sistine Chapel;his artistic sensibility is so unsettled by the beauty and power of Roman art that those elements give the ultimate drive to the necessity of a change of his artistic production.
The exhibition will focus on the works realized by the artist starting from 2006, when he produces the monumental series titled The Deluge.
Through the realization of The Deluge, modeled after Michelangelo's impressive fresco in the Sistina Chapel, the artist returns to conceiving works with the unique purpose to exhibit in art galleries and in museums.
After the Deluge, the American photographer begins to produce artwork with new aesthetical and conceptual concerns.
The most evident sign of the change is the vanishing of the human presence in the serial works, the living models, that in all the previous works have had a central part in the composition and in the message embodies by the image, disappear. The Car Crash, Negative Currencies, Hearth Laughs in Flowers; Gas Stations Land Scape, up to the most recent Aristocracy series, follow this new aestetic choice.
To allow the public to know the "origins" of La Chapelle work before The Deluge, the exhibition also includes a selection of artworks that includes portraits of celebrities, from music to fashion and movies, scenes based on religious themes with surrealistic touches, references to masterpieces of art history and cinema.