Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley with sculpture in “The Lives We’ll Never Live” for Vogue Italia. April 2017. – Perhaps influenced by Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life…

Keira Knightley with sculpture

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Père Lachaise, Tomb of Talma-Small

Helmut Newton (Australian, born Germany, 1920-2004) – Père Lachaise, Tomb of Talma-Small, c.1977 (Silver gelatin vintage print) – – Newton was infatuated with the surrealist photography of 1930’s Paris. Drawing on the work of Brassaï, Man Ray and Edward Steichen, all of whom had a preoccupation with the surreal potential of antique public sculpture, Newton creates interesting plays between the animate and inanimate, the living and the dead, at the Parisian graveyard, Père Lachaise.

Père Lachaise, Tomb of Talma-Small

Fashion and Art

Bianca Balti with sculpture for Italian label Alessandro Angelozzi Couture, 2015 bridal collection. Photograph by Fabrizio Ferri. – Balti wears a short wedding dress with a boat neck open back, a satin bow waist sash, and ivory lace sleeves. Balti impresses in dreamy fairy-tale silhouettes and more sexy and modern form-fitting shapes…

Bianca Balti

No Problem

„Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. – – – One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic. – – – It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin – (Photography by Ferdinando Scianna – Dismantled statue of Stalin, Budapest, 1990)

dismantled-statue-of-stalin

Bianca Balti with sculpture

Bianca Balti with sculpture for Italian label Alessandro Angelozzi Couture, 2015 bridal collection. Photograph by Fabrizio Ferri. – In gorgeous wedding dresses and apparel, Balti poses in Rome. From dreamy fairytale silhouettes to more sexy and modern form-fitting shapes, Balti impresses in the collection of bridal gowns and dresses…

bianca-balti-with-sculpture

Prometheus

Prometheus (Greek: Προμηθεύς) is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who in Greek mythology is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilization. He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of mankind.
Nicolas-Sébastien Adam (1705-1778): Prométhée, 1762 (Louvre)

Nicolas-Sébastien Adam Prométhée

Sculptured and Living Beauty (featuring Imogene Robertson)

Mary Imogene Robertson (1902-1948) began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s performing under the stage name Imogene “Bubbles” Wilson. She was fired in 1924 for her involvement in a tumultuous and highly publicized affair with comedian Frank Tinney. She left the US shortly thereafter. She appeared in seventeen German films from 1925 to 1927 with a new stage name, Imogene Robertson… (Photograph by E.O. Hoppé, 1924)

Sculptured and Living Beauty, featuring Imogene Robertson