A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi's Lunario takes the name of a traditional farmer�s almanac to bring together several strands of work all relating to the moon. Distortion, experimentation and illusion inform Guidi�s earlier work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, further developed by the introduction of a fish-eye lens. The moon�s physical form echoes throughout the works: in a woman�s face, or a child�s playing ball caught between light and shadow. Guidi�s barren, lunar landscapes give way in the 1980s to colour photographs, all of which culminate in the dramatic partial solar-eclipse of August 11, 1999.
Throughout Lunario, Guido Guidi comes back to the moon as a source of stylistic and thematic inspiration: a symbol of melancholy and madness, changeability and a constant reminder of the transience of everyday life.
Hardback, 30 x 30 cm