Refined beauty of gorgeous Russian ballerinas replicating flowers

Comparing women to flowers is a traditional motif in European and Asian culture. “Working on the photo series I thought of what lasts longer — the moment when a flower is motionless or the gesture of a ballerina? Nature creates perfect forms and inspires art to replicate them.” says Yulia Artemyeva describing her photo project. The visual mimesis is conveyed by the near mirror image of a flower’s shape and a ballerina’s gesture captured in photos.

Comparing women to flowers is a traditional motif in European and Asian culture. “Working on the photo series I thought of what lasts longer — the moment when a flower is motionless or the gesture of a ballerina? Nature creates perfect forms and inspires art to replicate them.” says Yulia Artemyeva describing her photo project. The visual mimesis is conveyed by the near mirror image of a flower’s shape and a ballerina’s gesture captured in photos.

Yulia Artemyeva
The photo series “Ballerinas and Flowers” by photographer Yulia Artemyeva aims to capture the moment when a ballerina’s gesture is as graceful and beautiful as a flower.
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