Historical Contexts; Baroque Contemporary

Charlotte Ramsay

Gérard Rancinan is an internationally renowned French photographer. His work is exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and museums and features in the most important contemporary art collections.

I have chosen to look at Rancinan’s thematic series of photographs La Trilogie des Modernes, which is built up from three components;

  • Metamorphoses
  • Hypotheses
  • Wonderful World

These pieces are visually seductive and epically provocative representations of the contemporary issues that attack the twenty-first century. Rancinan explores a complex web of interconnected issues including;

  • Human rights
  • Freedom
  • Immigration
  • Globalization
  • Capitalist culture

His photographs undertake this daunting task with an inquiring style, consistently alluding to the depression of greedy appetites that contribute to (and are subsequently reinforced by) today’s cultural vernacular.

This series of works has been part of a world tour and been enjoyed by thousands.

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