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Guido Argentini Art

Italian, b. 1966

Guido Argentini is widely known for his evocative landscapes and stylized color nude photography. The Los Angeles-based artist has freelanced for numerous magazines and has garnered acclaim for his book, Silvereye, which collects sensual photography of nude female models that have been covered in metallic chrome paint.

Born in Florence, Italy, Argentini initially studied medicine at the University of Florence. He left after three years of study to pursue an interest in photography — a passion that brought him to the United States in 1990.

Since the debut of Silvereye in 2003, Argentini has published Private Rooms, Reflections and Shades of a Woman. An admirer of performance art as well as visual art — he has drawn on sculptures by Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin and Constantin Brâncuși — Argentini explored a fusion of motion and eroticism for the images of ballet dancers that are collected in 2013’s Argentum.

Renowned publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Playboy have all featured Argentini’s photography. His work has been exhibited at Todd Kaplan Gallery in California, the James Gallery in Russia and elsewhere.

On 1stDibs, find original Guido Argentini nude photography and other photography.

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Artist: Guido Argentini
Olga sucking her thumb
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available: 50x50in ed.7 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed 60x60in ed.3 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Fram...
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THE DOOR OF GODS by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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OPEN TO LOVE by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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LOST WOMAN by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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THOUGHTS by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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Epona (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Unity 1 (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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LOVE SIMPLY IS by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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Demeter and Persephone (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Eos (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Heqet (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Aglauros & Herse
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Hestia (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Ananke (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Eris and Night (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Selene (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Athirat (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Aine (Argentum by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Thoughts
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Lost woman (mounted on Plexiglas)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print MOUNTED AND FRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Kali Diamond Dust - Nude Model painted in silver posing with diamonds
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
Diamond Dust - Worldwide Exclusive Special. Unique pieces available at PREISS FINE ARTS. High-end framing and artsafe shipping worldwide included. Manufactured and signed by Guido ...
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Goldeneye Diamond Dust - Nude Model painted in gold posing with diamonds
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
Diamond Dust - Worldwide Exclusive Special. Unique pieces available at PREISS FINE ARTS. High-end framing and artsafe shipping worldwide included. Manufactured and signed by Guido A...
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Open to Love Diamond Dust - Close-up of red lips and fingers covered in sparkles
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
Diamond Dust - Worldwide Exclusive Special. Unique pieces available at PREISS FINE ARTS. High-end framing and artsafe shipping worldwide included. Manufactured and signed by Guido ...
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Maat
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print UNFRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy i...
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Gold bars
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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LOVE SIMPLY IS by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: SHADES OF A WOMAN All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper...
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Guido Argentini - Open to Love
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available: 50x50in ed.7 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed 60x60in ed.3 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Fram...
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Guido Argentini - Thoughts
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available: 50x50in ed.7 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed 60x60in ed.3 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Fram...
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Luna Gold
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Thoth, Argentum
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Unframed Ask us for framing options Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini w...
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Freya (Argentum series by Guido Argentini)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print UNFRAMED Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florence, Italy i...
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Nut Gold
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Aglauros & Herse, Argentum
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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2010s Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Antu Gold
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
40x40in ed.18 Archival Pigment Print Mounted and Framed Also available in 48x48in and 60x60in. Limited edition signed print by Guido Argentini. Guido Argentini was born in Florenc...
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Untitled #130 - red lips reflected in a pocket mirror, fine art photography 2024
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Untitled #101 - closeup nude with lily flower, fine art photography, 2024
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Untitled #59 - Model in blue lace skirt, fine art photography, 2024
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Untitled #26 - Model underwater in purple light, fine art photography, 2024
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Olympic, Three Girls running - nude athletes running, fine art photography
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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Gaia in Water, Greece - Nude Model swimming, fine art photography
By Guido Argentini
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certificate of authenticity from the gallery. Argentini’s work is characterized by an underlying fantasy vision. His women are untouchable and alien, inhabitants of mysterious spheres, while at the same time radiating a confident physicality. Although Argentini’s style is unmistakable, he loves diversity and variety and repeatedly finds novel ways of communicating his visual fantasies. PREISS FINE ARTS...
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IT FELT UNEASY IN ALL THAT SILENCE by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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IN THE EARLY TWILIGHT by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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IN THE DEPTH OF ME by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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FLOATING WITH LIFE by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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FEELING THE EMPTINESS by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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DREAMS ARE MADE OF STARS by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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DEATH IS NOT THE END by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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A WINTER MELODY by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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A SUDDEN SHIFT by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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AND TIME BECAME STILL by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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AND SUDDENLY IT IS EVENING by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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AM I STILL CAPABLE OF LOVING by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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AFTER SO MANY LIVES by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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AFTER MIDNIGHT TIME BLURS by Guido Argentini EROS series (DIASEC Photograph)
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series:: EROS All available sizes and editions: 30" x 60" editions of 9 40" x 80" editions of 6 50" x 100" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Price for U...
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ANTU by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: PURPLE All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 72" x 72" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Mounted and Framed Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, known for his highly stylized and erotic images of the body, both male and female. In Argentini's striking photography, people are turned into living shiny sculptures, made of silver and gold, a daring and innovative study of the human body and its range of movement. Color and texture radically influence how we perceive shapes. While looking for an innovative approach at a 1995 Miami photo shoot, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup. The result was as beautiful as it was intriguing--the subtle greyish tones highlighted angles and surfaces in a way that was other-worldly. Inspired by the results, Argentini created a whole series of silver-hued models. In so doing, he uncovered a fresh perspective for nude photography. Evoking the luminous polished planes of Brancusi and the verve of Degas' ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance. Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles, and squares. “I always felt that photography was too close to reality. Painting and sculpting allow you to be more abstract when working with the human figure. My love for dance and for sculpture inspired this series of photographs. The watercolors of Rodin, sketches of dancers in very erotic and dynamic positions and the polished abstract bronzes of Brancusi were my strongest source of inspiration. In the pictures of ARGENTUM, the skin, covered with silver paint, becomes an even, shiny surface and the human figure becomes more abstract. To each image I gave a title, the name of a god or a goddess from different cults and religions, Greek, Egyptian, Celtic and many more. ARGENTUM is, once again, a tribute to women. The monotheistic religions took away the important role and all the power that women had in the antique cults. Goddesses, symbols of women, the creators of Life, have been banished completely from any current monotheistic religion. Giving to the women in my photographs these forgotten names of goddesses I’m giving a tribute to their beauty as well as to their spirituality. In this historical moment we are beginning to feel that is time to restore the values of THE SACRED FEMININE. The world has been controlled by male values for a long time. This has brought violence, war and the cult of materialism to humanity. The only way to save ourselves is to restore peace and love and create a new world where spirituality will become the real value. I decided to include a few pages of text. These are antique texts...
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KALI by Guido Argentini GOLD series
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: GOLD All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 72" x 72" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Mounted and Framed Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, known for his highly stylized and erotic images of the body, both male and female. In Argentini's striking photography, people are turned into living shiny sculptures, made of silver and gold, a daring and innovative study of the human body and its range of movement. Color and texture radically influence how we perceive shapes. While looking for an innovative approach at a 1995 Miami photo shoot, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup. The result was as beautiful as it was intriguing--the subtle greyish tones highlighted angles and surfaces in a way that was other-worldly. Inspired by the results, Argentini created a whole series of silver-hued models. In so doing, he uncovered a fresh perspective for nude photography. Evoking the luminous polished planes of Brancusi and the verve of Degas' ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance. Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles, and squares. “I always felt that photography was too close to reality. Painting and sculpting allow you to be more abstract when working with the human figure. My love for dance and for sculpture inspired this series of photographs. The watercolors of Rodin, sketches of dancers in very erotic and dynamic positions and the polished abstract bronzes of Brancusi were my strongest source of inspiration. In the pictures of ARGENTUM, the skin, covered with silver paint, becomes an even, shiny surface and the human figure becomes more abstract. To each image I gave a title, the name of a god or a goddess from different cults and religions, Greek, Egyptian, Celtic and many more. ARGENTUM is, once again, a tribute to women. The monotheistic religions took away the important role and all the power that women had in the antique cults. Goddesses, symbols of women, the creators of Life, have been banished completely from any current monotheistic religion. Giving to the women in my photographs these forgotten names of goddesses I’m giving a tribute to their beauty as well as to their spirituality. In this historical moment we are beginning to feel that is time to restore the values of THE SACRED FEMININE. The world has been controlled by male values for a long time. This has brought violence, war and the cult of materialism to humanity. The only way to save ourselves is to restore peace and love and create a new world where spirituality will become the real value. I decided to include a few pages of text. These are antique texts...
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2010s Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

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OLYMPIC DISC by Guido Argentini
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: OLYMPIC All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 72" x 72" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Ar...
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OSIRIS by Guido Argentini GOLD series
By Guido Argentini
Located in New York City, NY
Series: GOLD All available sizes and editions: 40" x 40" editions of 18 50" x 50" editions of 7 60" x 60" editions of 3 72" x 72" editions of 1 Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Baryta paper Mounted and Framed Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, known for his highly stylized and erotic images of the body, both male and female. In Argentini's striking photography, people are turned into living shiny sculptures, made of silver and gold, a daring and innovative study of the human body and its range of movement. Color and texture radically influence how we perceive shapes. While looking for an innovative approach at a 1995 Miami photo shoot, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup. The result was as beautiful as it was intriguing--the subtle greyish tones highlighted angles and surfaces in a way that was other-worldly. Inspired by the results, Argentini created a whole series of silver-hued models. In so doing, he uncovered a fresh perspective for nude photography. Evoking the luminous polished planes of Brancusi and the verve of Degas' ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance. Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles, and squares. “I always felt that photography was too close to reality. Painting and sculpting allow you to be more abstract when working with the human figure. My love for dance and for sculpture inspired this series of photographs. The watercolors of Rodin, sketches of dancers in very erotic and dynamic positions and the polished abstract bronzes of Brancusi were my strongest source of inspiration. In the pictures of ARGENTUM, the skin, covered with silver paint, becomes an even, shiny surface and the human figure becomes more abstract. To each image I gave a title, the name of a god or a goddess from different cults and religions, Greek, Egyptian, Celtic and many more. ARGENTUM is, once again, a tribute to women. The monotheistic religions took away the important role and all the power that women had in the antique cults. Goddesses, symbols of women, the creators of Life, have been banished completely from any current monotheistic religion. Giving to the women in my photographs these forgotten names of goddesses I’m giving a tribute to their beauty as well as to their spirituality. In this historical moment we are beginning to feel that is time to restore the values of THE SACRED FEMININE. The world has been controlled by male values for a long time. This has brought violence, war and the cult of materialism to humanity. The only way to save ourselves is to restore peace and love and create a new world where spirituality will become the real value. I decided to include a few pages of text. These are antique texts...
Category

2010s Contemporary Guido Argentini Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

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Find a wide variety of authentic Guido Argentini art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of red, blue, orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Guido Argentini in archival pigment print, pigment print, canvas and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Guido Argentini art, so small editions measuring 20 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Ricky Cohete, Ellen von Unwerth, and Andrew Moore. Guido Argentini art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $9,000 and tops out at $30,000, while the average work can sell for $9,000.

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