There is in Andrea Torres Balaguer this sense of induced beauty that unites the world of painters and that of pictorialist filmmakers, by Jane Campion (
Portrait of a Lady and the English writing of the film's title on the back from the narrator's hand, the very first image) to Wong Kar-wai (
In the Mood for Love
and the tight-fitting silk dresses, worn by the fine Maggie Cheung).
As with the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi, his beauties slip away, are often from behind and offer the sight of their pale neck, lower their eyes, look away from the viewer by the graceful gesture of a hand or the supple curve of a braid.
Placed on a precious fabric, their face is sometimes hidden by a bouquet of white flowers, both primed and wild.
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In his latest series, “The Unknown”, it is a brushstroke - silver, gold, creamy - which lands on the photograph, erases the model's face and thus carries, in its touch, its
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