GUIDO ARGENTINI | ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo by Guido Argentini
SCRATCHING THE SECRETS

We are very proud to announce our collaboration with Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy. He studied Medicine for three years at the university of Florence. At the age of 23 Guido decided to turn his passion for photography into a profession and started to shoot fashion and beauty. Since1990 he has bee living in Los Angeles. His work has been published by many of the leading magazines in the world such as MarieClaire, Men's Health,Playboy,Vogue,Max, Maxim and many others.

 

"Women have always been the source of inspiration for all my art forms and, I suppose, this has been the case for all men who have tried to create something in the past."

 

Guido Argentini's work has been exhibited worldwide, from Tokyo to Los Angeles via Russia, and sold by auctions such as Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips and Grisebach.

 

ART PRINTS

 

The photos (archival prints) are printed in limited editions, in various sizes. The prints are sold with a signed certificate of authenticity and a signed adhesive lable.

 

BOOKS

 

Guido has publishd several books. In his latest volume, Eros, Argentini broadens the scope of his idea of eroticism in photography, presenting a series of diptychs that combine oneiric images of women, with landscapes and still life: a woman's vibrant blue eyes rhyming with the blue of the sky; a woman's red dress echoing the red velvet seats in an old Italian theater. The result is a series of suggestive images imbued with emotion and narrative. Traveling from antique palaces in Italy to Tokyo's urban landscapes and the deserts of Arizona, viewers are invited to imagine their own narratives.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2019 Eros, Damiani

2013 Argentum, TeNeues

2010 Shades of a Woman, TeNeues
2007 Reflections

2004 Private Room, TeNeues

2003 Silvereye, TeNeues

 

Art Gallery Voûte represents Argentini's art photography.  More information: edwin@artgalleryvoute.com or use the Contact page.

 


GUIDO ARGENTINI ART PRINTS (ARCHIVAL PRINTS)

The photos (archival prints) are printed in limited editions, in various sizes. The prints are sold with a signed certificate of authenticity and a signed adhesive lable.

 


GUIDO ARGENTINI BOOKS

EROS

Eros, erotic, eroticism are just some of the countless words whose original meaning have been forgotten.
In common language they are used to describe something that may cause sexual desire. For the collective imagination an erotic image is distinguished from a pornographic one only for a conceptuality hidden behind it and for having been performed in a more elegant manner.
In reality the concept of Eros is totally different and much deeper.

 

Size: 29 x 31,5 cm • 11,4 x 12,4 inches

Weight: 6 pounds

Hardcover with jacket: 256 pages, 124 color photographs.

Text: English and Italian

Printed: 2018

Publisher: Damiani

PRIVATE ROOMS

Daring and provocative, these images of the female nude challenge the viewer to defy limits and enter “forbidden territory.” Argentini plays with our notions of privacy and constructs a hidden erotic universe where it is hard to know what we will find—our deepest erotic fantasies or a parallel reality? These charged erotic images are both sophisticated and raw, with a dark glamour all their own.

 

Size: 30 x 32 cm • 113/4 x 12 1/2 inches

Weight: 6 pounds

Hardcover with jacket: 256 pages, 137 color and duotone photographs.

Text: English, Italian, German, French and Spanish

Printed: 2005

ARGENTUM

In 1995, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup. The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues, into new beings that became almost liquid like under the studio lights. Evoking the luminous polished planes of the work of Brancusi and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance. Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles and squares. The final result of many years of work is this book: 

Argentum.

A collection of more than 100 stunning photographs. Argentum is a book but is also a movie, a documentary that reveals. The concepts that are behind the making of this book: Argentini’s esthetic of the human form and the skills of the athletes that posed for these photographs.

 

Size: 30 x 30 • 113/4 x 113/4 inches.

Weight: 5 pounds.

Hardcover: 120 duotone photographs.

Text: English.

Printed: 2013

Publisher: teNeues

SHADES OF A WOMAN

Shades of a Woman is Guido Argentini’s fourth’s book. The book is divided in 6 chapters, two in Black and white and four in color. The photographs were taken indoor and outdoor all over the world. In his new book Guido Argentini began exploring different levels and nuances of the female nature. The images are telling a story in one single picture, like single frames taken from a movie. Women, photographed in USA, Thailand, Italy and Cuba, in abandoned houses, in palaces and hotels, Replica Hublot Watches For Sale are still the source of inspiration of Guido Argentini’s photographs. Argentini’s aim is that women – the muses who have guided him along his path-up until now- being the subjects of his pictures or even simply those who witness his photos, can identify themselves in these stories.

 

Size: 29 x 29 x 2.7 cm / 11.5 x 11.5 x 1.06 inches.

Weight: 5 pounds.

Hardcover: 200 pages, 104 color and 78 duotone photographs.

Text: English, Italian, German, French and Spanish.

Printed: 2010    watches replica

Publisher: DAMIANI

REFLEECTIONS

When we look in a mirror, we consider who we are, and who we want to be. These female nudes from the master of erotic photography challenge our perception of what is real and what is not. Argentini skillfully plays with mirrors to achieve unusual perspectives. The resulting images combine come-hither sensuality with sophisticated distance.

With all this posturing and roleplay, who knows what will happen next? Decide for yourself who is the fairest of them all.

Size: 30 x 32 cm / 113/4 x 12 1/2 inches.

Weight: 5 pounds.

Hardcover with jacket: 208 pages, 100 color and duotone photographs.

Text: English, Italian, German, French and Spanish

Printed: 2007

SILVEREYE

Perfect bodies with smooth, shimmering skin, in flowing motion, not looking, embedded in rarefied landscapes—and yet filled with profound humanity. Guido Argentini, who is equally at home in the United States and in Italy, takes photographs that reflect his search for truth and emotions.

 

Size: 27,94 x 33.86 cm

Hardcover with jacket: 128 pages.

Text: English, Italian, German, French and Spanish

Printed: 2002

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