Discover the true face of Frédéric Chopin - The Point

Hadi Karimi, young visual artist in iran, has just offered the most beautiful gift to all music lovers : give a face to Frédéric Chopin. The Téhéranais comes in

Discover the true face of Frédéric Chopin - The Point

Hadi Karimi, young visual artist in iran, has just offered the most beautiful gift to all music lovers : give a face to Frédéric Chopin. The Téhéranais comes in effect to realize a 3D modeling of the portrait of the virtuoso French-Polish, which it was felt up here the appearance thanks to two photographs from the period, therefore, of poor quality, or tables.

This implementation of Hadi Karami reports to the tour-de-force. Because until here, the artist drew the portrait of contemporary celebrities, such as Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury or Will Smith, and had all the documentation necessary to carry out its work. So this was another pair of sleeves to resurrect the composer who died in 1849, at the age of 39 years.

death Mask and a lock of hair

That's not a problem. The young artist is based on the death mask of Chopin, produced just after his death by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Clésinger, as well as a lock of hair exposed to Warsaw, Poland, as the recount of our colleagues of Radio Classic. An exercise that has its limits, as grants to the artist himself : "After the death, all the muscles lose their tension, and he remains nothing more than a disfigured face. I did my best to breathe life into him, I don't know at what point it is close to what the man actually looked like. "

Frédéric Chopin, the great musician, romantic, who has composed mainly works for solo piano, was born in 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, near Warsaw, to a French father and Polish mother. After having spent the first twenty years of his life in Poland, he left his native country in November 1830, just before a great Polish insurrection against Russia, to win Vienna and then Paris, where he died at age 39, October 17, 1849. The artist's body is buried at the Père-Lachaise cemetery, in Paris, while his heart is preserved in a jar of cognac in the church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw.

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Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 06:33

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