Manu in the bath

  • Daiane Soares
  • 2012
  • Inv. No. 62.15.05
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Ritratto, Nudo, Persone
Size S
28x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
28x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

«A lightning flash...then night! Fleeting beauty / By whose glance I was suddenly reborn / Will I see you no more before eternity?»
For Baudelaire women are beings who represent the source of the most vivid and enduring pleasures; beings for whom all efforts are expended, beings as incommunicable and mysterious as God, for whom and through whom artists create their most delicate “gems”, and derive the most irritating pleasures and most fertile sorrows. For the artist, women become a sort of idol who holds fate and will suspended from their glance. Women are also the central presence in the work of Daiane Soares, who has made Paris her home, and they are something magical and mysterious to portray: a blend of lies, duplicity, sensuality and incredible power. In particular, the Moi & mes amies series combines the female corporal element with the emotional one of friendship. All the models who are portrayed, the source of the title of the individual pictures, are friends the artist wanted to interpret in pictures, giving them an untranslatable, pure and unidentifiable allure.
When she was just 18, Daiane Soares left Brazil to move to Europe – specifically, to Italy – where she earned a degree in Art, Music and Performance from the University of Bologna. Endowed with extraordinary sensitivity and in-depth knowledge of the great masters of Italian art, from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo, she entered the world of art and photography in 2008, after years of working as model, a period that left a deep mark on her. Sensitive to the frustrating quest for perfection demanded by the fashion world, Daiane uses photography as a language to express the delicate balance between pain and beauty that characterizes the female subject. Within just a few years, Daiane began exhibiting around the world, from Europe to the United States and Japan. Some of the most notable of her photographic projects completed since 2009 are Moi & mes amies, Io Donna and Moi Femme, in which the female figure plays the leading role. Works from the first series were exhibited in 2011 at the Galerie de Tourgeville in Calvados, and in 2013 at the Axelle B Gallery in Houdan and the Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs, California. Important solo shows were devoted to her work at Space K in Tokyo and the Adnane Gallery in Geneva in 2013. That year she also exhibited her work at Io Donna, a collective show staged in the prestigious rooms of the Museum of Eroticism in Paris.