|Left: "Fifer" by Manet, Flavio poses for similar |
photograph by Seola Zani.
If only placed in the right hands.
The right hands in this case belong to Seola Zani, an Albanian photographer.
Zani had an ingenious idea: He took famous paintings, and used children with Downs Syndrome to recreate those paintings through photography.
Zani used famous paintings such as "Child With Dove" and Paulo as Harloquin, both by Picasso; "The Fifer," by Manet; "Prima Ballerina" by Degas and "Clara Serena Rubens" by Rubens
According to the Web site TheMighty, a web site with articles about successes with special needs youths, Zani specializes in family photography, and has always been drawn to classic works, so the photo project was perfect for her.
|Left, "The Dancer" by Renoir: Right, "The Damcer" |
(Ima) buy Seola Zani
"The message I want to share through this project is that every human is a piece of art, so we have to learn to see them in a beautiful way....These children are beautiful, and they are able to do everything if we give them a chance."
I have to say, judging by the photos, Zani has certainly highlighted the beauty she describes.
|Left, "Child With Dove" By Picasso, Right: "Child With|
Dove," (Eljana) Ny Seola Zani.