Classic art given a modern feminist twist

Meet the photographer who is puts women front and centre as he recreates classic works of art

WHAT if key moments in history and art had involved more women? That is the inspiration behind photographer Philippe Lucchese’s latest project.

He is recreating tableaux of a series of masterpieces with women in key roles, then photographing them. The results are by turns challenging, witty and provocative.

He says his overarching theme is women; his first project was a series recreating saucy sepia postcards of the 1890s, but his latest involves recreating classical paintings, with female models taking traditionally masculine roles. “It’s not the first time someone has done it,” he admitted. “But I have given it the twist of using ...

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