Hisaji Hara mixes two media: photography and painting, using the former as a tribute to the latter. Phtography, in Hara's work, goes back to a slower portrait, meticolously reconstructing every element of the metaphysical composition, and with a particular freedom of formal interpretation. In this case, Balthus' work is brought to life in its dense atmosphere, enriched by a more articulated space (the bookshelf, the window, the magazine in place of the book: what a respectful add up!). And here we enter into the topic of fashion: the photographer needs to change the formal elements to free the canvas from the dust of its historical placement in time. Photography, as a document, feels the urge to make things contemporary. Photography, in a sense, is the real fuel of fashion.