Carla Van De Puttelaar - Adornments
Carla van de Puttelaar opens our awareness to the sensitivity and sensuality of skin. The female body has long been the main subject of her photography, and her models appear poised and aloof, with chilled skin lit by natural light, one of Van de Puttelaar’s most important tools and assets – one which she harnesses with incredible deftness. She also examines the skin and texture of flowers in her ‘Hortus Nocturnum’ series, particularly those about to fade. ‘Adornments’ comprises a new collection of photographs, where images of flowers and trees are juxtaposed with the faces and bodies of women, capturing Galateas and Ophelias, conjuring Rembrandt and Maria Austria.
|270 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English|