Robert Mapplethorpe perfection in form

93 works, exhibited at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, celebrate, 20 years after his death, the great artistic work of Mapplethorpe (New York, 1946 - Boston, 1989). The retrospective on photographer who has been extended until 10 January, showing the search for perfection in human forms of Mapplethorpe, immortalized in plastic poses, that highlight muscle and forms the static nature of their beauty. Admiring his work, it is safe to find a 'analogy with Michelangelo and the Renaissance, the photos, which portray poses studied, highlighting the sculptural work on models, which here really seem to draw perfect shapes and creations of David and Painting Florence. This combination of perceptions, styles and art forms as expressed in the deep as there is no 'break between contemporary art and classical music, but instead there are historical change over time and which led it to create and enjoy art in ways more instant and fast, a' But art is always the same, as a celebration of beauty. A journey that highlights the artistic production of the photographer, in the shots that best express the classical sense of the absoluteness formale.La exhibition is divided into five thematic areas: "Mapplethorpe and the Renaissance, the geometry of form, the fragment as a form , The shape splits, The sculptural form, addressing and expressing the true meaning of form in itself, is released by the person photographed, that which arouses emotion, and expressed only through image. The selected works cover the entire span of the productive life of the photographer, and next to human subjects, are also displayed several still life paintings, vases with flowers, these are added, by way of comparison, the David of Michelangelo and the four prisons, as well four drawings and a wax model of the latter.
Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia
Via Ricasoli 58-60, Florence
Tuesday - Sunday, 8.15 - 18.50.
The ticket office closes at 18.20
Closed Mondays