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This theater troupe reproduces famous paintings with breathtaking living paintings

These actors have given themselves a challenge a little crazy and ambitious: that of reproduce at retail close classical works of painting. When bodies, light and scenography combine, the imagination takes off and the magic operates. A feat that requires perfect synchronization, extreme precision, and (mostly) a big control of light. We will let you judge this masterful staging by yourself with the video below.

In Italy, in the church of San Francisco de Sutri, on September 16th, the Italian theater troupe Ludovica Rambelli Teatro offered to his audience (with amazed eyes) an original and spectacular representation, illustrating and giving life to 13 paintings famous of the big Caravaggio (1571-1610).

Composed of four men and three women, the collective represents the art of movement with works such asThe martyrdom of St. Peter, Judith and Holofernes,The taking off of Saint John the Baptist, orThe deposition of the cross.

Stunning scenes of realism and reproduced to perfection with the lights projected in the right directions, as well as the use of good fabrics, good accessories, attitudes and facial expressions exactly identical to the original paintings : drapes, contrasts, poses ... in short, everything is there. And the result is disturbing, as it corresponds to the model.

A creative representation, out of the box and out of the ordinary! What motivates to go for a walk in the museum 😉

The Entombment (1603)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Mary Magdalene in ecstasy (1606)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (1600)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Takeoff of Jean-Baptiste (1608)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Judith and Holofernes (1599)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Flagellation of Christ (1607)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Martyrdom of St. Matthew (1600)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Annunciation (1608)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Rest during the flight to Egypt (1597)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Narcissus (1599)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Resurrection of Lazarus (1609)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

The Ecstasy of St. Francis (1595)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Bacchus (1595)

Credits : Simone Calcagni

Credits : Caravaggio

Imagined by: Ludovica Rambelli Teatro

Video: The Case for Performance Art. The Art Assignment. PBS Digital Studios (April 2020).

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