Mustafa Sabbagh presents his works of art inspired by Giovanni Boldini at Palazzo Massari, in the monographic museum dedicated to the Italian painter in Ferrara, Italy until September 30th, 2012. The works of the Italian-Jordanian photographer (read the interview on Morphosis from here) are linked to Giovanni Boldini’s art and to the rooms of Palazzo Massari, full of inspiration and memories from the past. A photographic selection of unusual masks has been created with the collaboration of designer Simone Valsecchi. These obsessive images suggest a fictional world of violence. Underlying these images and behind their rarefied charms are the echoes of archetypal memories of coercion and torture. Technically brilliant, Mustafa Sabbagh captures his subjects at depths of dark gray and cobalt, frontally or in profile, reminiscent of a renaissance painting. The look, through life, is denied behind the fiction of disguise, a symbol of deception, simulation, and yet at the same time an element of revelation of oneself and one’s instincts. One word : fantastic.