Saturday, May 23, 2020

Lecce, 1988.

Ferdinando Scianna, Fashion and Baroque. Lecce, Italy, 1988. | Allegory of Vanity
Ferdinando Scianna, Fashion and Baroque. Lecce, Italy, 1988. | Allegory of Vanity
Fashion and Baroque, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna. Lecce Cathedral, Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption. Lecce, 1988.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Sicily, 1987.

Marpessa Hennink at Solunto, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna for Dolce & Gabbana, Sicily, 1987. | fashion, places, Italy, Sicily, inspiration, vintage | Allegory of Vanity
Marpessa Hennink at Solunto, photographed by Ferdinando Scianna for Dolce & Gabbana. Sicily, 1987.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Skull and Cross

Skull + Cross | Florence, Italy 2016 | Allegory of Vanity

"Cause of our joy, pray for us."


An unexpected structural detail worked into the facade of a very old building in a small private alley in Florence. The buildings around Florence (and even around Rome, for that matter) are full of these little embellishments that often seem to serve a dual purpose: veneration and aesthetic inspiration.