The Austrian photographer Josef Fischnaller has developed a special style of photographic "light painting" in his portraits and still lifes. His adaptations of famous Renaissance paintings and Flemish still lifes are as masterful as they are humorous in their composition and show the visionary planning and seductive theatricality of his opulent and playful productions. His arrangements are based on the reciprocity of modern absurdity and the ubiquity of art historical references. The elaborate, hand-made costumes made of materials, which he dissolves from their original context, form a subtext that questions the visual memory with subtle irony. Fischnaller uses the initial recognition value and the subsequent irritation to sharpen the perception and shows that art reception is a very subjective matter.