#6 Exotique eroticHistoric Beauty

Abundant
 decorum

Three exciting interpretations of an antique Polish masterpiece specially created for The Green Gallery. Look, enjoy and lose yourself in their natural beauty_______.

A Moment of Repose (Wladyslaw Czachórski, 1890)

This beautiful 19th century European painting illustrates a young woman taking a moment’s rest from reading, surrounded by lush pink and white blooms and luxurious interiors. Her rosy cheeks and delicate black ribbon upon her neck is played off by the sensuous furnishings – a golden silk sofa embroidered with even more flowers – and grand jewels. The silk upholstery, veined marble table top and luscious blossoms convey an aura of sophistication, magnificence and resplendence. Czachórski is a master of this style of painting: women in elegant interiors surrounded by decorative objects, fabrics, jewelry and flowers, painting a picture of high luxury and opulence. “A Moment of Repose” was previously owned by Prinzregent Luitpold Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig von Bayern, the de facto ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912. It was purchased in Munich circa 1970 by the family of the present owner_______.

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Wladyslaw Czachórski

Wladyslaw Czachórski (1850-1911) was a Polish painter in the Academic style. He is known for his images of beautiful young women in extravagant interiors, surrounded by intricate blossoms and lavish flowers, alongside masterful renderings of fabrics, jewelry and other details to create an atmosphere of luxury and elegance. Czachorski began his artistic training at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1866. His paintings are exhibited in famous museums in Poland as well as in many private collections in Germany, England and the United States.

A Moment of Repose (Wladyslaw Czachórski, 1890)

@kikivancheese

“I found it challenging to create an artwork combining the output of a photographer, a filmer and me who is working on paper. I usually work very intuitive. I have a feeling in my mind I want to visualize, a vague idea of the concept and the image. During my work process I am searching for visual forms to express that. My friend Jules gave me the visual templates of the figure, we made the shooting together, and my friend Lena filmed and created the connection between these two disciplines. The photo’s and the film stills and snippets inspired me for my final artworks, the collages. I created a modern version of Czarchorski’s painting cutting out fragments and rearranging them together in a graphical way_______.”

Ekaterina Koroleva

Ekaterina Koroleva is a Berlin based artist who creates the most beautiful watercolor illustrations. Born in Russia, she moved with her family to Berlin in 1985. After she got her degree as graphic designer, she worked in Rome in a design agency and started her job as freelance illustrator after returning to Berlin in 2010. She has been published in numerous international magazines including Women’s Health USA, ELLE and Lufthansa Woman's World Magazine.

“PLANTS ARE THE KINGS OF THE ESTHETES IN NATURE. I LOVE BEAUTIFUL THINGS, AND ABOVE ALL I LOVE NATURAL BEAUTY_______.”

“Plants are the kings of the esthetes in nature. I love beautiful things, and above all I love natural beauty. Ever since my apartment has been providing the place, I have been surrounded by flowers and plants and the family is growing. In the meantime I have thirtytree tints of flowers in my flat and in spring and summertime the range is expanding on my two balconies. On the main one you can find several flowerbeds and one can snackfruits and vegetables for six months. There is nothing better and more relaxed for me than to look after my lovely small urban garden with a glass of red wine and to pamper my friends with self-made salads. For me plants, especially blossoms are the most formidable creatures and they serve me as my inspirations alongside my feminine, filigree figures, both in form, as well as the colors. The greatest pleasure I found in botanical gardens and I like to lose myself there in the scrub with my camera, which I reluctantly leave. I do not just draw them, I photograph and collect them. In my life I would like to have a winter garden and as I am a city kid, the beauties on my paper will reside in my motifs, where I can always revive them.”

My favourite plants

“I am inspired by all kinds of graphical shapes you find in nature, especially plants offering a wide range of colors and forms you can find in my work. Here is a short list of my favorite ones: monster, golden cane palm, parrot tulips, glyzine, peonies, and eucalyptus_______.”

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Plantencast

Cloves
Roses
Gerbera
Chrysanthemum
Rubber Tree
Yucca palm

Production
Illustrator: Ekaterina Koroleva www.ekaterina-koroleva.de Instagram: "kikivancheese", Photographer: Jules Villbrandt, Blog: http://www.herzundblut.com, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herz.und.blut/ https://www.instagram.com/herz.und.blut/, Camera & edit: Lena Kilchitskaya https://www.instagram.com/elen_frei/, Music: "You Are Home" by Martin & The Swans soundcloud.com/mgt, Model: Saskia Bauermeister, Blog: http://www.ohhedwig.com/ https://www.instagram.com/oh_hedwig/

Production
Illustrator: Ekaterina Koroleva www.ekaterina-koroleva.de Instagram: "kikivancheese", Photographer: Jules Villbrandt, Blog: http://www.herzundblut.com, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herz.und.blut/ https://www.instagram.com/herz.und.blut/, Camera & edit: Lena Kilchitskaya https://www.instagram.com/elen_frei/, Music: "You Are Home" by Martin & The Swans soundcloud.com/mgt, Model: Saskia Bauermeister, Blog: http://www.ohhedwig.com/ https://www.instagram.com/oh_hedwig/

Plantencast

Cloves
Roses
Gerbera
Chrysanthemum
Rubber Tree
Yucca palm

A Moment of Repose (Wladyslaw Czachórski, 1890)

@koenhauser

“This painting appears to me as a sea of flowers in which the distinction between the ‘real flowers’ and the flowers in the sofa’s upholstery and the decoration on the vase disappears and merges in a painterly atmosphere. Together with stylist Pieter Eliens I have sought a way to recreate this quality in photography. Wrapping the flowers in transparent silk fabric softens the light and the image to create a painterly mood, and the distinction between ‘real’ and ‘represented’ flowers fades _______.”

Koen Hauser

@koenhauser

Photographer Koen Hauser is known for his abstract work which floats between art, fashion and applied photography. He occupies a unique position by integrating his singular, timeless, fantastical worlds into a contemporary and commercial setting. His work has been published in a wide range of leading magazines including Elle Canada, L'Officiel, Esquire VS, Dazed digitale, LINDA. tijdschrift, FOAM magazine. He also works with clients such as the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, Tommy Hilfiger and Vlisco.

“THE DISPLAY OF FLOWERS IN SOME GARDENS TRIGGERS A DESIRE IN ME TO CELEBRATE LIFE IN ALL ITS BEAUTY AND EPHEMERALITY _______.”
“I know a lot of flowers from my father’s garden, where I learnt about the wonders of nature from a young age through their colours, shapes and scents. Being outdoors in nature gives me a feeling of peace and security, but the extravagant display of flowers in some gardens particularly triggers a sense of joy in me, a desire to celebrate life in all its beauty and ephemerality. My favourite flower is the Dahlia. They give me a warm, lively feeling. A sense of home and togetherness. My grandparents grew Dahlias. Every Saturday the whole family came together in the garden of small white house where, in the summer, a field filled with the Dahlias’ colourful display stretched before the eye. A lot of the village came by to buy a bunch of Dahlias. They were harvested on the spot, and wrapped in an old newspaper. I still have very clear happy memories of that special time _______.”
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Plants

Ranunculus Gerbera Gloriosa Antirhinum Delphinium Agapanthus Eugaris Lily Orchid

Photograpy
Koen Hauser

Styling
Pieter Eliens

Model
Femke E. @Elite Amsterdam

Hair and make-up
Marije Koelewijn for Ellis Faas cosmetics & Redken @ Angelique Hoorn management

Trousers and Jacket
Henriette Tilanus, MA collection
Central Saint Martins

Dress
Christian Wijnants ss 17

Earring
Peet Dullaert, steen met swarovski's

Shoes and bracelets
Stylist's own

Photograpy
Koen Hauser

Styling
Pieter Eliens

Model
Femke E. @Elite Amsterdam

Hair and make-up
Marije Koelewijn for Ellis Faas cosmetics & Redken @ Angelique Hoorn management

Trousers and Jacket
Henriette Tilanus, MA collection
Central Saint Martins

Dress
Christian Wijnants ss 17

Earring
Peet Dullaert, steen met swarovski's

Shoes and bracelets
Stylist's own

Plants

Ranunculus Gerbera Gloriosa Antirhinum Delphinium Agapanthus Eugaris Lily Orchid

A Moment of Repose (Wladyslaw Czachórski, 1890)

@hugo_thomassen

Wladimir Czachorski is a painter who works with lavishly arranged settings in which flowers are incorporated extensively. His lighting in ‘A moment of repose’ is lit from the front and open in terms of structure. She manifests a mysterious elegance and self-confidence. We wanted to adopt the same approach to the basic structure, but not with a literal translation. We want to translate the flowers, clothing and model to ‘now’. The subtle, more self-assured air and attitude are echoed in the first image. The other two images bring out the fabulous contemporary fragility of the person and the flower _______.”

Hugo Thomassen

@hugo_thomassen

Hugo Thomassen studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. He has been working as a freelance photographer specialising in art, fashion and portrait photography since 2001. He is inspired and fascinated by shape and light. With Maastricht as his base, he works with stylist Miranda Reijnders and make-up artist Erika Nuijten for national and international magazines and brands.

Wladimir Czachorski is a painter who works with lavishly arranged settings in which flowers are incorporated extensively. His lighting in ‘A moment of repose’ is lit from the front and open in terms of structure. She manifests a mysterious elegance and self-confidence. We wanted to adopt the same approach to the basic structure, but not with a literal translation. We want to translate the flowers, clothing and model to ‘now’. The subtle, more self-assured air and attitude are echoed in the first image. The other two images bring out the fabulous contemporary fragility of the person and the flower _______.”

„AS MY LIFE SPILLS INTO YOURS CHANGING WITH THE HOURS FILLING UP THE WORLD WITH TIME, TURNING TIME TO FLOWERS_______.” - Leonard Cohen

Hugo: “My love for light and its natural surroundings is always with me. Nature is continually changing. The light constantly gives me a different perspective and thereby influences my experience. This emotion is fascinating. It changes the way you feel time and again. These changes enhance my creativity. The diversity of the landscape with the ever-changing light is constantly enchanting and a source of infinite inspiration _______.”

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Flowercast

Cymbidium orchid Phalaenopsis orchid French Tulip French parrottulip Viburnum snowball

Photography – Creative Direction
Hugo Thomassen

Styling
Miranda Reijnders

Hair and Make-up
Erika Nuijten for Charlotte Tilburry & Shu Uemura art of hair @ Angelique Hoorn management

Model
Aisy@Jillmodelsmanagement.be

Flowers
PierreVeugen@DeRozengaard

Location
Kasteel Vaalsbroek in Vaals NL

Photography – Creative Direction
Hugo Thomassen

Styling
Miranda Reijnders

Hair and Make-up
Erika Nuijten for Charlotte Tilburry & Shu Uemura art of hair @ Angelique Hoorn management

Model
Aisy@Jillmodelsmanagement.be

Flowers
PierreVeugen@DeRozengaard

Location
Kasteel Vaalsbroek in Vaals NL

Flowercast

Cymbidium orchid Phalaenopsis orchid French Tulip French parrottulip Viburnum snowball