Exhibitions

Vogue Like a Painting


05. May - 26. August 2018

VOGUE LIKE A PAINTING

5th MAY 2018 - 2nd SEPTEMBER 2018

Vogue Like a Painting explores the relationship between fashion photography and fine arts through a selection of images from the archives of Vogue magazine. Taken by leading names in classical fashion photography and the most prominent photographers of the past decade, including Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz.


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION – PAINTERLY PHOTOGRAPHS
VOGUE Like a Painting is a pleasure trip through various aesthetic expressions, presented in spellbinding large-scale photographs that enter into dialogue with the classical exhibition rooms at GL STRAND.

Through more than 60 iconic works by 28 photographers, visitors can explore the dialogue of photography with the visual arts, with  inspiration from familiar works of art. You can for example see
Erwin Blumenfeld’s re-creation of Johannes Vermeer’s iconic Girl with a Pearl Earring from 1665, and Michael Thompson’s portrait of supermodel Carmen Kass in an interpretation of the famous painting by
the Spanish baroque painter Zurbaran of Saint Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal.

In the period from the 1930s to today, photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Sheila Metzner, Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst and others were among the world’s most influential fashion photographers, and all were associated with Vogue. The exhibition VOGUE Like a Painting focuses on the inspiration that fashion photography drew from the world of painting and various art historical periods. What links do the photographers make between fashion, photography and painting? This exhibition offers some possible answers, and invites the audience to delve into Vogue’s archives down through the years.


FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Since the beginning of the 20th century, fashion photography has been inspired by other cultural
expressions, including the sensual and painterly. VOGUE Like a Painting explores this connection
between photography and painting. Besides illustrating ideals of beauty the works in the exhibition show
how fashion photography also has an aesthetic agenda that makes links between beauty, fashion and
cultural trends.


THE EXHIBITION PRESENTATION
In cooperation with the design company Ege, the exhibition offers scenographic carpets that have
been specially designed for the exhibition. This turns VOGUE Like a Painting into a total aesthetic
experience.

 

Peter Lindbergh, One Enchanted Evening (Aymeline Valade, Bette Franke, Elza Liujendijk and Zuzanna Bijoch), 2012. 90 x 130 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on forex. ©Peter Lindbergh Studio, Paris /Gargosian Gallery

Camilla Akrans, A Single Woman, 2010. 104 x 80 cm. ©Camilla Akrans

Nick Knight, Untitled, 2013. 110,5 x 70,5 cm. Hand-coated Pigment Print, Printed 2015. © Nick Knight

Erwind Olaf, Vogue NL 06, 2013. 130 x 100 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on forex. ©Erwin Olaf / Kong Gallery © Galeria Espacio Minimo

Cecil Beaton, Untitled, 1936. 50,4 x 40 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Paper on forex.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1945. 50 x 40 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on Forex. ©Condé Nast Archive

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Peter Lindbergh, One Enchanted Evening (Aymeline Valade, Bette Franke, Elza Liujendijk and Zuzanna Bijoch), 2012. 90 x 130 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on forex. ©Peter Lindbergh Studio, Paris /Gargosian Gallery

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Erwind Olaf, Vogue NL 06, 2013. 130 x 100 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on forex. ©Erwin Olaf / Kong Gallery © Galeria Espacio Minimo

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Camilla Akrans, A Single Woman, 2010. 104 x 80 cm. ©Camilla Akrans

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Cecil Beaton, Untitled, 1936. 50,4 x 40 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Paper on forex.

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Nick Knight, Untitled, 2013. 110,5 x 70,5 cm. Hand-coated Pigment Print, Printed 2015. © Nick Knight

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Erwin Blumenfeld, Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1945. 50 x 40 cm. Charcoal Based Mineral Pigments on Fine Art Acid Free Paper on Forex. ©Condé Nast Archive

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