This January, Saint Cloche invites you to escape, explore, luxuriate, and relax in our mid-summer presentation of a Pied-à-terre – A charming, intoxicating world of vibrant colour and opulence inspired by the enchanting post world-war II imagery of friend and photographer to the jet-setter elite of the 50’s – 70’s, Slim Aarons. A Pied-à-terre is a lodging or dwelling, esp. one used only part time or temporarily.
Before the new age of social media, it was the American photographer Slim Aaron’s pursuit for capturing perfection in captivating idyllic settings that defined a golden era of postwar celebrity which made him the pioneer of the modern day ‘Influencer’. Aarons famously describing his practice as “Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” His images of heirs and heiresses, princes and princesses, actors and actresses, jet-setters extraordinaire lounging poolside in Antibes, apres-ski in Gstaadt, on the patio in Palm Springs poolside would be coined in today as ‘Gone Viral’, appeared in a wide array of sought after magazines including, Life, Adventure, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Holiday, Look and in his own book, A Wonderful Time.
Pied-à-terre showcases contemporary still-life painter Carissa Karamarko. Carissa’s paintings possess an ineffable ability to capture scenes of daily life, arresting the in-between moments of captivating individuals and irresistable locations. The body of work seeks to Invoke the nostalgic feeling of summer and a relaxed vacation vibe and her intuitive approach to colour and texture exude that quintessential vintage yet stridently modern aesthetic of the mid-century, like a well-appointed pied-a-terre.
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