for his latest series – titled ‘the imaginary museum’ – french photographer romain veillon takes viewers on a journey through the abandoned buildings of europe to capture the beautiful paintings that have been left behind by their owners. documenting a bygone era when art was a symbol of wealth and importance, the collection of images makes us imagine what the frescos looked like in their heyday, before they became worn and faded over time.
all images © romain veillon
the photographs form a stark contrast between luxury and decay, as the intricate paintings and grand rooms sit alongside heaps of stone rubble and cracks in the plaster walls. by capturing these dilapidated interiors, veillon compels viewers to feel as if they too have stumbled upon a forgotten work of art, which will soon be lost by the gradual deterioration and passing of time.
the ‘imaginery museum’ series was compiled during three years in which the photographer had the opportunity to travel around europe and especially italy. specializing in visiting abandoned places, veillon’s work intends establishes a dialogue between past, present and future. the full collection of images can be enjoyed on veillon’s website here.
project name: ‘the imaginary museum’
photography: romain veillon
edited by: lynne myers | designboom
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