Balthasar Burkhard

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Balthasar Burkhard: Scent Of Desire
by Balthasar Burkhard
Publisher's Description
Swiss photographer Balthasar Burkhard (born 1944) makes largeformat pictures that bring out the general contours of a repertoire of subjects—primarily bodies and landscapes (both urban and rural)—which are presented in dramatically stark black-and-white contrast to create an effect of extreme formal reduction and breathtaking scale. In his wellknown portraits of the Alps, for example, he elicits both delicate detail and epic monumentality from the mountainscape, projecting an atmosphere of forceful silence and enlarging the drama with painterly effects. For the viewer, Burkhard’s images provoke a thrilling vertigo, as the eye roams to locate an anchor amid such vast scale. This beautiful two-volume set premiers Burkhard’s new full-color work alongside the older black-andwhite portrait and landscape photographs for which the artist is so well known. These recent color pictures of blossoms and plants convey an impressive sensual intensity, so palpable we can almost smell their scents.
ISBN: 3907474686
Publisher: Edizioni Periferia
Paperback : 144 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 inches
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