Portrait of Hugo Jankowitz

Giovanni Agresti Fiumara

2008

Photography

It is said that the soul of the house is contained in this picture. This grand portrait depicts the owner and art collector of 21 Nettleton, Hugo Jankowitz. The artist who created the artwork is a friend of Jankowitz, photographer Giovanni Agresti Fiumara. Although this bold portrayal of Jankowitz reflects the Renaissance-era oil paintings, it is in fact a photograph that has gone through several processes to mimic the look. According to the artist Fiumara, this was done deliberately for gentle irony. Through his medium and portrayal, Fiumara contrasts the magnificent 21 Nettleton house with the humble beginnings of its owner.

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