Richard Avedon

31/5/12 – Richard Avedon and Fashion Photography

At the moment i am trying to find different artists who appropriate the Death and the Maiden in Fashion or photography for the purpose of the research project. There is limited information in relation to these particular works, although Richard Avedon was a highly influential fashion photographer, who was recognised for his portraits.

One could argue that the bottom image features a very erotic composition between the young woman and the skeleton whose is holding the woman’s inner thigh. In comparison the top image features a skeleton holding a mirror in front of the model, which may encourage the young woman to consider her own mortality.

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