Posted: July 6, 2015 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Photography | Tags: Arthur Elgort, fashion photography, fashion shoot, Gauguin, Harper's Bazaar, Liya Kebede, Naomi Campbell, Noa Noa, Paul Gauguin, Peter Lingbergh, South Pacific, Tahiti, vogue
Two fashion shoots with the exotic taste of Gauguin
“All her traits combined in a Raphaelesque harmony by the meeting of curves. Her mouth had been modeled by a sculptor who knew how to put into a single mobile line a mingling of all joy and all suffering.
I worked in haste and passionately, for I knew that the consent had not yet been definitely gained. I trembled to read certain things in these large eyes–fear and the desire for the unknown, the melancholy of bitter experience which lies at the root of all pleasure, the involuntary and sovereign feeling of being mistress of herself. Such creatures seem to submit to us when they give themselves to us; yet it is only to themselves”
Extract from Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin
1. Peter Lindbergh shoots Naomi Cambell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1992
2. Arthur Elgort shoots Liya Kebede for Vogue
Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Painting/Drawing, Photography | Tags: art history, black, contemporary art, controversy, Felix Vallotton, man, Manet, Mario Sorrenti, Mel Ramos, nude, nudity, odalisque, Olympia, Picasso, prostitute, roles, white, woman, Yasumassa Morimura, YSL
Olympia. Edouard Manet. 1863.
A Parody of Manet’s Olympia with Junyer and Picasso. By Pablo Picasso. 1902.
The Black and The White. Felix Vallotton. 1919
Mel Ramos, Manet’s Olympia, 1974. Lithograph.
Portrait (Futago). Yasumassa Morimura. 1988
Olympia, YSL Spring 1999 ad campaign for Rive Gauche, shot by Mario Sorrenti.
Posted: May 29, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Photography | Tags: advertisement, campaign, classic, fashion, fragrance, La Gioconda, Leonardo da Vinci, Mario Sorrenti, Mona Lisa, Noot Seear, rive gauche, tattoo, YSL, Yves Saint-Laurent
Mona Lisa, YSL Spring 1999 ad campaign for Rive Gauche.
Posted: February 26, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Performance/Installation | Tags: Caribbean Beat, carnival, costume, death, design, designer, folklore, mas man, midnight robber, Peter Minshall, skull, tradition, trini, Trinidad
Peter Minshall. The Midnight Robber, the king of Danse Macabre (1980)
A Carnival costume by the legendary Trinidadian Carnival artist Peter Minshall, also known as Mas Man.
Click here to read about him in the Caribbean Beat magazine.
Posted: February 21, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Photography, Sculpture | Tags: Africa, anthropoligical, b&w, black and white, hair, hairstyle, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Nigeria, ojeikere, sculptural, shapes, style, Venice Biennale, women
These stunning photographs are from the Hairstyle Series by the late Nigerian phototagrapher J.D. Okhai Ojeikere :