THE OPÉRA

Volume V

THE OPÉRA is a photo book published each year about the most direct form of portraiture: nude photography. In large and small stagings, the editor, Matthias Straub, is now presenting a brilliant range of nude photographs and hence the human body as a stage and spectacle for the fifth time. Just as the dramaturgy of a classical opera, according to Gustav Freytag (1816 – 1895), concludes with five acts, THE OPÉRA is also coming to an end for the time being with its fifth edition, which is defined by a deliberate arc of tension from Volume I to V. The metaphorical finale is characterized by strong artistic means of expression — from extremely sensitive and delicate positions to quite abstract and experimental nude photography.

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THE OPÉRA

June 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0243-5

24 × 31 cm

200 Pages

150 colored and 44 b/w illustrations

Gatefold Brochure, bound

Languages: English

Editor
Matthias Straub

Text by
Matthias Straub

Design by
Romano Dudas

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Release Party: 18.06.2016, Palermo Galerie, Stuttgart

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