I love this beautiful 16th century painting! It is in one of my favourite museums in the world, the Uffizi museum in Florence.

We tried to replicate the original master piece look with Ivy and Claire. Check the result here, share if you want and let me know what you think.

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The original painting

Flora by Tiziano Vecellio

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) 1485-1576

Flora, 1488-1576

Oil on canvas, 79.7 x 63.5 cm (Tiziano Room, Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

 

Titian, also known as Tiziano Vecellio, was a highly acclaimed Italian painter in the 16th century, acting as a leading painter of the Venetian School during the Renaissance. 

Flora, also recognised as the beauty of Venice, is the main subject holding a bundle of flowers in her hand. Some say the woman was the artist’s lover, the name Flora was just used as a means of expression. 

Overall, the painting expresses a desire of beauty and elegance from the artist and society. These traits were implemented into the photographs as inspiration from the fine art original. 

“This work is with strong and intense topicality, the beauty of Venice in the oil painting was holding a bunch of flowers. The whole image was like the blossoming flowers, which makes people couldn’t help admiring. It was said that the beauty in the picture was the lover of the painter. He just borrowed the name of Flora to express his admiration for his sweetheart. The beauty turned to look down, dedicated and contemplative. It seemed that because of the turning action, her loose underwear fell naturally. The plump breasts appeared, the golden hair sprinkled on the round shoulders, in sharp contrast to the full life body. The robust body revealed the youth vigor. The entire image gives audiences a sense of elegant and solemn.”

Extracted from Artisoo website

Flora with Ivy - Fine art photography in studio
Flora with Ivy - Fine art photography in studio
Flora with Claire - Fine art photography in studio
Flora with Claire - Fine art photography in studio

Team

Ivy Rose (Brunet Model )

Ivy has dedicated her life to the arts. In addition to acting, she sings, paints, figure skates, and has recently completed a Bachelor of Applied Music Performance in Piano.
She one day hopes to become a composer for films and games.

Ivy can be contacted by email [email protected]

Claire Dempsey (Model with red hair)

was born and bred on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria and developed a love for performing at a young age. Throughout High School she took singing, dancing and acting lessons, as well as completing VCE Drama.

Claire joined the Royal Australian Navy the year after she graduated from school and began a career as a Maritime Warfare Officer. During her eleven-year naval career, Claire completed her Bachelor of Arts, Honours and a Masters of Philosophy, as well as progressing her primary naval qualifications of navigation, warfare and ship handling. She also completed various roles in aide du camp positions, representational duties, recruit training and instructing a deployment to the Middle East. She lived interstate and overseas for a decade before returning to the Mornington Peninsula with a posting to HMAS Cerberus in December 2014.

Claire maintained her love for performing despite the restrictions of her naval career through amateur productions, improvisation workshops, NIDA short courses, small plays and concerts. Since resigning from full-time naval service in September 2015, Claire has completed two VCA short courses, short drama pieces and two full-length plays with her local theatre company and is currently participating in the VCA Acting Studio part-time course.

In her spare time, Claire is a wine, beer and cider distributor, a life and leadership coach, and continues to conduct studies in English Literature. She is an avid horse rider, wine-fancier, animal-lover, part-time hair model and passionate about the development of others. She aspires to professional acting in Film, Theatre and Television and finds nothing more magical and enjoyable than transporting an audience into another world through a well-told story.

Claire can be contacted at [email protected] or on 0431 045 016.

Debbie Jenkins (Costume designer)

Debbie is the head of wardrobe for the National theatre ballet in the National theatre in St Kilda since 2008 and has participated in numerous professional productions in Melbourne and all around Australia. It was really a pleasure and fun working with Debbie.

Contact Debbie by email [email protected]

Emily Few (Makeup artist)

Emily is a very experienced make up artist. She has always had a passion for the industry and especially enjoys the creative side of photo shoots.

Contact Emily by email [email protected]

References

  • Virtual Uffizi
  • Uffizi Gallery

Contact the photographer Jose Aguiar

Jose would love to talk to you directly about this project and all about photography and video productions.

Phone: 0417509955