Some artists tread softly, others speak loudly; Alan Poma has a language all of his own. There’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ Alan Poma work, as his works of art meld opera with science; sound with dizzying visuals.
In a recent art supplement for Vogue Netherlands and the Rijksmuseum, Mario selected works from the collection that had inspired him. Now, viewing Mario’s archive through the prism of the Dutch greats, the museum’s General Director, Taco Dibbits, draws out fresh insights from the canvases, lending a new perspective to both.
Amid the larger-than-life nude icons of Mario Testino Undressed, now showing at the Helmut Newton Foundation, an art historian and a psychiatrist take a walk. Matthias Harder and Manfred Spitzer, the respective historian and psychiatrist, both contributed to the catalogue text for Mario’s landmark exhibition in Berlin.