Rafael Neff: Famous Wine Cellars
Château Margaux Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Philip Togni Napa Valley USA © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Italy © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Château Cheval Blanc Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Distillerie Berta PiＮont Italy © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Château d'Iquem Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Château Pontet-Canet Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Ovid Napa Valley USA © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Alvaro Palacios Descendientes Priorat Spanien © Rafael Neff
Château Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Château Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux © Rafael Neff, www.lumas.fr
Lumas Marais presents the exhibition Famous Wine Cellars with an exclusive choice of pictures of famous wine cellars.
After his visually profound series on baroque libraries, famous opera stages, precision mechanical clocks, and natural history volumes, Rafael Neff now lets our eyes drift across the famous wine cellars of the world. His photographic philosophy of the exquisite comes into its own in the warm maturation cellars of the world’s famous wine estates. The camera captures the ordered impression of these sealed barrels of luxury wine for more than just a fleeting moment. There is a good reason why Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé does not reach its optimum flavour and finesse until after more than ten years. The wine also takes on body during this time, as a renowned wine critic has explained.
You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to identify the care and attention given to the grapes of Lafite Rothschild in Neff’s photographs. The image is not just pleasing to the eyes on account of the symmetry and gentle light. The more the viewer’s attention is drawn to the depths of the image, the more imposing the vaults and the inexhaustible supply of wine appear. Not just anyone can get into these hallowed halls of vintage maturation, which seem to unfold and gain colour in front of our eyes.
LUMAS offers a huge variety of works from 160 established photographers, up-and-coming newcomers, and historical archives. More than 1,400 hand-signed originals are available in limited editions of 75-150 prints. The printing of a limited edition of photographs enables give us affordable prices ranging from 120€ to 800€, for open editions starting even at 60€. LUMAS wants to be able to present large format, high-grade artistic photographs with museum quality.
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Famous Wine Cellars - Rafael Neff
Du 21 juin au 8 juillet 2012
24, rue Saint-Martin
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