In the portrait series “Foam Sculptures,” Dutch photographer Suzanne Jongmans adorns her subjects in packing foam costumes and creates wonderful portraits of them in a style reminiscent of 17th century Dutch Golden Age portraiture.
Christian Tagliavini's 1503: Lucrezia. Taking 13 months to complete,1503 is largely inspired by the masters of the Renaissance, notably Agnolo di Cosimo who was born in the same year as the title. Using cardboard & paper in place of material allows Tagliavini to design each item from the patterning to the final construction of form completely. In his series Dame Di Cartone several influences from art history & other eras are again present resulting in striking imagery.
Tronie Portraits of The Daughter. Hendrik Kerstens at Witzenhausen Gallery of NYC and Amsterdam showed Paula Pictures, a modern girl rendered timeless by light and a technique of Dutch portrait painters of the 17th century (called tronies) and removed from context by the non-identifiable “clothing and hats” attached to her by her father, Hendrik.