John Currin: the imperfection that becomes ART

John Currin, “The go see” 1999 “Sun and Orchid” by Beatrice Brandini  I love John Currin always, I find that his imperfect figures (almost exclusively female), often an emblem of “empty” American wealth (empty because sterile and bored, extremely consumerist, without passions, love, drives …), are at the end irresistible and, in an unusual way, […]

Mario Testino: “My pictures are my eyes” … “I photograph what I see and what I want to see.”

Mario Testino photographed by Scott Schuman   “Casting” by Beatrice Brandini  Mario Testino is one of the most important fashion photographers in the world, author of campaigns and commercials memorable, capable of transforming celebrities, and not, in beautiful characters,  stars rich of glamor. This is for me the most important feature of Testino, ie to […]

Pitti Filati 75th: THE yarn Fair, collections and trends A/W 2015 – 16. Part Two.

Vintage Yarn (Tolt yarn and wool)  Made in Steppes, mood board of Beatrice Brandini  Pitti Immagine Filati is not only an exhibition of raw materials, excellent yarn, colors, fabrics, jacquard, denim (in this issue!) and items made by talented designers, Pitti Filati is where creative people going to make your own work, hence they develop […]