Dramatic sets and a studio stuffed with supermodels. The concept of the 2023 Pirelli Calendar is focused on the Muses, imaginary and archetype characters that inspired the photographer throughout her life. It is a tribute to all the Women who have inspired Emma Summerton, from her mother to a collection of women singers, actresses, artists, writers, activists, painters and many others. Many of her ideas come from these women both real and imagined.
«From the beginning of my journey with photography I have always been driven by who the Woman in my image is. Where does she come from? Where does she want to go? Who does she love? How does she love? What drives her? How does she imagine herself in the world? How does she become the imagination of herself? I first ask these questions of myself then project them out into the story I am trying to tell or the emotion I am hoping to convey. The intention is to inspire the viewer to open their mind and dream with me», explains the Australian photographer who shoot the 49th edition of The Cal in three days of intense work in New York in June followed by a day in London in July.
«I noted Emma Summerton’s work because her pictures represent a dreamlike and magical world, very rich in colour and imaginativeness. And as we live in a time when the "real" and the "unreal" meet with ever greater frequency, she seemed the perfect artist to interpret this moment and at the same time make a great contribution to the heritage of the Pirelli Calendar» states Mr. Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli Executive Vice Chairman and Ceo.
Summerton is only the fifth woman to shoot the calendar (Sarah Moon was the first in 1972, followed by Joyce Tenneson in 1989; Ines van Lamsweerde, along with her husband, Vinoodh Matadin, in 2007; and Annie Leibovitz twice, first in 2000 and then 2016). Her vision was to celebrate each model as a muse, based not just on her appearance but her purpose, her personal story.
3 ottobre 2022
On the tenth anniversary of the artist's death, Rome hosts, until January 6, 2023, the exhibition "Even if time passes"
3 ottobre 2022
From 21 September to 6 November the National Gallery of Modern Art hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Giuseppe Capogrossi, one of the most important painters of the Italian twentieth century, 50 years after his death
22 settembre 2022
The International Biennale of Florence returns to Palazzo Corsini, a splendid seventeenth-century residence overlooking the Arno river.