Published by The Monacelli Press
In her sumptuous photographic still lifes replete with flora, food, and artifacts, Paulette Tavormina creates intensely personal interpretations of timeless tableaux. With a painterly perspective reminiscent of Old Masters such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Adriaen Coorte, and Giovanna Garzoni, Tavormina’s meticulously orchestrated and lit photographs are boldly contemporary in their precision.
Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty presents the full array of her seductive and opulent still life series, heirs to the legacy of a cherished art tradition now seen through the lens of photography. Essays by art and photography scholars Silvia Malaguzzi, Mark Alice Durant, and Anke Van Wagenberg-Ter Hoeven delve into the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources of Tavormina’s inspiration, her stance in art photography, and how the conventions of yesterday’s painting can transform to make visually stunning photographic art for today.
Natura Morta by Paulette Tavormina
This full-color book features Tavormina's photography and includes an essay "The Many Lives of Paulette Tavormina's Still Lifes" by art historian, Wayne Andersen. The 40-page book measures 12" x 12" and contains 26 of her fine art images. This book is a limited, signed edition of 200 and can be purchased at the Robert Klein Gallery and the Robert Mann Gallery.