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Tavormina Photography Exhibition Recalls 17th Century Masters by Amy Blades Steward

On April 23, the Academy Art Museum in Easton will open the first solo museum exhibition of the photography of Paulette Tavormina. The exhibition, Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty, will feature Tavormina’s photographs of still life arrangements that often recall the sumptuous detail of seventeenthcentury Old Master still life paint-

ers like Francisco de ZurbarĂĄn, Adriaen Coorte, and Giovanna Garzoni. Her meticulously orchestrated and beautifully lit photographs are boldly contemporary in their precision, capturing delphiniums, roses, lemons, figs, beetles and porcelain bowls. Tavormina invites the viewer to reflect on the ephemerality of existence and love,

Strawberries, 2009 (detail). 173

April 2016 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times April 2016

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