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11.22.2009

FashionistArt!!

Good evening contemporary art lovers!
Art and Fashion...Two different kinds of art which have always been related. The attraction between both isn't totally new but continues to grow up and to change over the years. Painters and sculptors asked models posing for them and a few decades after, there is a real correlation between art and fashion. Fashion models are often artists' muses. Gianni Versace commissioned works of art from artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Takashi Murakami designed bags for  Louis Vuitton, Cartier created a contemporary art foundation... Models aren't only representative of a brand. Maybe it is a reflect of our generation which is, since a few decades, completely obsessed by models and the cult of beauty and body. Here are some very different contemporary works of art that illustrate it.

David LaChapelle, fashion photographer but also an amazing artist, has often chosen models for posing on his photographs. Naomi Campbell (most often represented), Anja Rubik and Heather Marks (he did a shooting for Vogue Italia with both of them), Alek Wek (the one that I have chosen)...This picture, titled "My House" was taken in 1997. The house, which reminds us Christo works of art, is drapped in the same color fabric as the model and the girl's dresses.

In 2006, Marc Quinn, british sculptor, presented Kate Moss as "the Aphrodite of our times". He made several versions of this sculpture: one of them in solid gold. Titled "Sphinx", the sculpture illustrates Kate Moss in a yoga position, ankles and arms wrapped behind ears. For him, she is a kind of mythological figure. She is an icon for all a generation, no wonder she is a muse's artists.

Most recently, Marco Brambilla, artist videast, presented an amazing video titled "Ghost (Natasha Poly: Multiexposures)". Models.com and Muse organized the Sept Muse Issue, at "Colette" in Paris, with Natasha Poly as main muse. Several artists were in charge of creating a work of art with the model as main character.

Ladies, you know what to do:
Sculpt your bodies, be a model, you are maybe going become a muse's artist...
Good luck!!

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