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Mesmerising work by animator Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Sentiment of life caught in mesmerising video

Italian animator and director, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro (1980) work “Beauty” is trying to show the “Sentiment of the painting”. The video released in early January 2014, created by animating masterpieces of Western art. Takes Tagliafierro the viewer into the story they tell on canvas. The video is full of detail and mesmerising flow, which, together with the rich and evocative sound score by Enrico Ascoli, are dipping the viewer in to the historical paintings and their atmosphere.

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro's "Beauty"
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Invation.

By using paintings from the Renaissance and all the way through to the end of the 19th century create Tagliafierro a thoughtful meditation on the cycle of human life, and how youth and beauty inevitably give way to death and decay. a ‘Memento Mori’ of our times you can call it. Telling the same story of life and death just as the masters before him.

“Beauty” by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

In nine minutes almost 120 paintings are used, a small selection:

Paul Delaroche – L’Exécution de lady Jane Grey en la tour de Londres
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista
Guido Reni – Davide e Golia
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Nymphaeum
Gioacchino Pagliei – Le Naiadi
Luis Ricardo Falero – Faust’s Dream
Gabriel Cornelius von Max – Der Anatom
Enrique Simonet – Anatomía del corazón
Thomas Eakins – Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic)
Rembrandt – Lezione di anatomia del dottor Tulp
Correggio – Giove e Io
François Gérard – Psyché et l’Amour
John William Godward – Contemplatio
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Head Of A Young Girl
Hugues Merle – Mary Magdalene in the Cave
Andrea Vaccaro – Sant’Agata
Jacques-Luois David – Accademia (o Patroclo)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – San Giovanni Battista
Roberto Ferri – In Nomine Deus

“Beauty” by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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