Stilleven by Guido Mocafico 
New in Publisher's Wrapped and Numbered Wax Paper.
Limited edition of 300 copies signed and numbered by the artist.
Hardcover ; 56 pages
Steidl Limited Editions
8 pounds; 11.5 x 1 x 15 inches
3869303263 / 978-3869303260
Stilleven is Guido Mocafico's interpretation of the great Dutch and German still-life paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. By painstakingly reconstructing banquet and floral scenes as well as vanitas still-lifes by artists such as Floris van Dijck and Pieter Claesz, Mocafico not only duplicates these paintings but brings them back to life.
Using a large-format analogue camera with color transparencies, Mocafico creates brilliant images with the highest degree of verisimilitude. Mocafico's triumph, however, is not only recreating the appearance of things, but his restaging of the devout atmosphere of these paintings.