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George Tatge
Presenze. Paesaggi italiani / Presences. Italian Landscapes

Polistampa, 2008

Curated by:

Walter Guadagnini

Pages: 112

Features: col ills, paperback

Size: 24,5x28

ISBN: 978-88-596-0409-9


TL8 / Fotografia


George Tatge

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Italian and English text

George Tatge’s photographs are apparitional.They re-vision the objects he selects and that selection, the photographer’s syntax, is at once classical and idiosyncratic, their often hieratic compositional order ruptured by surprise.A craggy rock in the foreground of a hillside balances its weight against the silhouette of a tree against the horizon above, and between them, they register mineral versus organic, two essential aspects of nature’s infinity. To photograph nature in the twenty-first century is especially difficult. Tatge, like so many Americans over a hundred years before him, has been seduced by Italy as subject, and contrived to register a magic that has endured in a land where Henry James found “ancient things made sweet by their age… with Nature helping Time, very much as a tender, sunwearied, ingenuous sister waits upon a brother, heavy of limb and dim of sight, who sits with his back against a sun-warmed wall”. (Barbara Novak)

Texts by: Barbara Novak, Jane Livingstone, George Tatge
Translation by: Erika Pauli Bizzarri, Nicoletta Leonardi, Fabio Palmiri