Timeless time

at Palazzo reale Milan


A selection of 90 black-and-white works in which light is the protagonist in defining the emotions and telling the stories of the subjects portrayed and their intimate ability to reflect light itself.

From January 12th to February 26th, 2023, Palazzo Reale brings the iconic and timeless shots of photographer Vincent Peters to Milan entitled “Timeless Time”: a journey of shadows and reflections, in a succession of familiar faces by the use of light.

The exhibition promoted by Comune di Milano-Cultura, produced and organized by Palazzo Reale and Nobile Agency, is curated by Alessia Glaviano, Curator & Head of Global PhotoVogue.

Christian Bale, Kim Basinger, Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Michael Fassbender, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Charlize Theron, and Emma Watson are just some of the celebrities whose portraits are on display at Palazzo Reale. Shots taken between 2001 and 2021 by Vincent Peters who, using impeccable lighting, elevates his subjects to a position that often transcends their celebrity status.

The one portrayed by Vincent Peters is the world of stars and celebrities, a modern Olympus that dissolves into an atmosphere of Italian neorealist cinema and approaches the public gaze, becoming familiar and recognizable.
His shots are dreamlike stories composed of overlapping layers that dialogue with each other, complementing each other. His work, in fact, is characterized by layering and distinction: each element that converges and condenses in each of his individual shots forms a layer that never loses its own identity and distinction. And in the coming together of these singular layers, each of Peters’ images comes to tell a story. Even to the point of becoming a film in a single frame.

With a timeless style, Vincent Peters’ works exhibited in the Appartamento dei Principi on the main floor of the Royal Palace by installation of Silvestrin & Associati that enhances the powerful black-and-white images combined with the beauty of the stately 15th-century rooms.

Thanks to Cinecittà, Main sponsor Ferrari Trento, Boglioli Milano, UBV group spa.


For more details about the exhibition, please visit www.palazzorealemilano.it