My Berlin Kabarett series is influenced by the works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Georges de La Tour. La Tour, a French painter of the 17th century, composed startling geometric simplifications of the human form, and created theatrical interior scenes lit only by the glare of candles. Like these painters, my images focus on dramatic situations and subjects, and a high contrast of light and dark (chiaroscuro). Le Pustra’s Kabarett der Namenlosen is a voyeuristic and surreal re-imagining of 1920’s Berlin, the infamous and wild Golden Twenties, and the sexual and artistic freedom of this provocative but short-lived period...
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