Below are some works that were part of Milanese artist Andrea Zucchi's exhibition Doppio Giocco -
Appropriazioni & Astrazioni (Double Play - Appropriation & Abstractions), curated by Sergio Risaliti. It showed at
the Stelline Foundation in Milan earlier this year.
The paintings are a surreal, psychedelic re-appropriation of 19th century photographs, either well-known on their own, or featuring well-known figures, offering a familiar but other-worldly recognition of the imagery.
See the originals after the jump.
Contessa Lucia Amman
She was the mother of style icon, Marchesa Luisa Casati, an Italian-Austrian heiress who was quite a celebrity during the first half of the 20th century. They had an interesting family history that's worth reading up on.
La Denuncia Segreta (by Vincenzo Giacomelli, 1880), 2011
La Lettura (by Olympe Aguado, 1863), 2012
Giuseppe Garibaldi (da Fratelli Alinari, 1870), 2010
Garibaldi was an Italian politician who was appointed General by the provisional government of Milan in 1848 and General of the Roman Republic in 1849 by the Minister of War.
Opened in 1956, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Island celebrates Italian-American heritage and culture. It was his residence from 1851-1853, and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.