La Fábrica de Madrid has just published a monograph of the famous Madrid portrait artist of French origin, Pierre Gonnord. This anthology brings together 100 of his portraits taken from 1999 to 2012. Deeply inspired by classical painters like Ribera, Rembrandt and Velázquez, Gonnord takes portraits without artifice or decoration. Like an obsessive ritual, the models are shot from a three-quarter view against a black background. The photographer highlights the features and expressions of his carefully selected subjects.
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