31 March 2022 / 24 July 2022
The exhibition will include 40 works by Edward, one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century: from plastic portraits to nudes, from sand dunes to objects and vegetables transformed into sculptures. The exhibition, the main event of the Brescia Photo Festival, also features 40 works by his sons Brett and Cole and granddaughter Cara.
Curated by Filippo Maggia
From 31 March to 24 July, the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia is hosting the exhibition WESTON. Edward, Brett, Cole, Cara. Una dinastia di fotografi (A Dynasty of Photographers), one of the most hotly anticipated events in the Italian photographic season and flagship of the fifth edition of the Brescia Photo Festival, an initiative promoted by the Municipality of Brescia and the Fondazione Brescia Musei, in collaboration with Ma.Co.f – Centre of Italian Photography, which this year will focus on the theme The Shapes of Portrait.
The exhibition, curated by Filippo Maggia, produced by the Fondazione Brescia Musei and by Skira and put together in close synergy with the Weston family, brings together, for the first time, the photographs of Edward Weston, his sons Brett and Cole, and his granddaughter Cara.
The exhibition, far from being considered a family portrait by works, is configured as a tale of artistic experiences that spans over a century of photography, history and images of a world in constant change.
The exhibition, installed at the Museum of Santa Giulia, presents 80 works by the four photographers, 40 by Edward alone, including the major masterpieces: from plastic portraits to nudes that enhance shapes and volumes, sand dunes, objects transformed into sculptures, even the famous vegetables – peppers, artichokes, cabbages – and shells shot from very close range.
Often directly compared to painting and sculpture, Edward Weston‘s photography is the expression of an obstinate search for purity, in compositional forms as well as in the almost maniacal perfection of the image. The author investigates objects in their quintessence, electing them to visual metaphors of the very elements of nature.