David La Chapelle, after “The Deluge”

David La Chapelle, after “The Deluge”

David LaChapelle, the great American artist and photographer, comes back, after more than fifteen year, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni with one of the most important and exhaustive
retrospective.
There are about 100 works on view, some presented for first time in a museum including many large-scale works.
The exhibition is focused on the works realized by the artist starting from 2006, when he produces the monumental series titled “The Deluge”, which leads to a meaningful turning point in
the artistic path of David LaChapelle.

Rome has been a milestone in the artistic life of David LaChapelle. In 2006, during a journey in Italy, the artist has the 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.

Through the realization of “The Deluge”, modeled after Michelangelo’s impressive fresco in the Sistine 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.

To allow the public to know the “origins” of LaChapelle work before “The Deluge”, the exhibition also includes a selection of some of the most renowned and loved photos that made him
famous, realized during the decade between 1995 and 2005. A body of work that will gather all the 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, an artistic production defined by the chromatic saturation and movement, with which the American
photographer reached his particular aesthetical style and influenced many artists of the following generations.

In the exhibition there is also a projection space dedicated to the backstage videos, which, describing the composite process of photo sets construction, clearly reveal as that the artist’s
role is extended also to direction and scenic design of his own photos.
David LaChapelle is today one of the most famous and appreciated photographer in the world.
Born in Fairfield, CT in 1963, he embraced a post-pop style, in some way surrealist, which makes him unique in the world.

David LaChapelle lives and works in Los Angeles and Hawaii

Where: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, Roma
When: Until 2015, September, 13
Tickets: Full price € 12.50 – reduced price € 10.00
reduced price ages 7/18 € 6.00 – Children under 7 free admission schools € 4.00 each student
Tickets allow to visit all the ongoing exhibitions at Palazzo delle Esposizioni

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