mathilde oscar

LAITIERE 2.0

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Sourcing her inspiration in the painting of the old masters of the 17th century, such as Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, Mathilde Oscar composes her photographs like a painter constructs a painting. Through the precise study of compositions and settings, she appropriates the codes of representation of yesteryear. She nonetheless distinguishes her work through a highly contemporary approach, by integrating staged elements from everyday life into her photographs that conspicuously disrupt our reading of them. Taken from the Renaissance 2.0 series, the image Milkmaid 2.0 refers to Vermeer?s 1658 masterpiece The Milkmaid, which characterises the golden age of Dutch painting and is exhibited today at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. This oil painting was also used in 1973 by a famous French plain yoghurt brand in glass containers marketed by Nestl

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