A large portion of Nobuyoshi Araki’s (Japan, 1940) artistic production is concerned with the theme of flowers. In the balcony of his home, where he spent much time with his wife and his cat before they both passed away, he shot a vast number of pictures of this kind. In 2011 he began to include dolls and toy dinosaurs in these compositions. The dinosaurs represent his alter ego, while the dolls, which represent his wife, enhanced with make-up, depict the beauty of that which decays.
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