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Lynn Bianchi’s work is a constant inquiry into the perception and interpretation of the classical ideal of the female nude. The New York photographer interprets with a dreamlike choreography the culinary culture of the 20th century. Her works show, not without irony, a female world: naked women eat spaghetti, drink tea, telephone, and laugh. “We celebrate and ritualize, our sensuality and humanity around a meal at the table. Yet, we seem unable to accept those bodies which show the excessive effects of such pleasure.”
The gold-toned, silver-gelatin photographs have an appearance similar to charcoal drawings or fresson photographs, so that the very surface of each image serves to extend to them our perception of physical beauty. Her images are part of major museum collections, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art. The Chrysler Museum, Musee de L’Elysee. and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.