Arab Today, arab today france holds provocative helmut newton exhibit
Last Updated : GMT 03:57:34
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

France holds provocative Helmut Newton exhibit

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today France holds provocative Helmut Newton exhibit

Paris - Arabstoday

Yves Saint Laurent empowered women and the same could be said of his contemporary, iconic fashion photographer Helmut Newton, the subject of a retrospective at Paris’ Grand Palais that is not for the prudish. Portraits of Saint Laurent, who gave women the male tuxedo, are included in the show, paying tribute to the designer whose empowering, masculine vision of women so influenced Newton. “He was avant garde,” said co-curator Jerome Neutres. “The woman in Helmut Newton’s work is powerful and dominant – the master in a world without men.” The show is a dizzying array of 250 pictures, most provocative photos of models in erotically charged poses, images that for five decades until his death in 2004 graced slick fashion magazines the world over. The retrospective begins in Paris, where Berlin-born Newton lived in the 1960s working for French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The photos shown here established a particular style marked by stylized scenes, such as models in outer-space, often with fetishistic subtexts. But the women and the men were still clothed. It was in the mid-1970s that Newton first became obsessed by the nude – especially dominatrix representations of women. His work was defined by stark juxtapositions: models photographed in classically romantic settings, such as Paris’ Ile-Saint-Louis – standing naked and in traditionally male or dominating positions. “It was the 1960s when Helmut started working,” said Neutres, “at the beginning of the fight for women.” The inclusion, among the naked flesh, of a strictly clothed Margaret Thatcher from 1991 shows how this feminist streak carried through Newton’s career. She was Britain’s first female prime minister, and is widely considered among the most important women of the last century. From 1980, Newton entered the phase of his “Big Nudes” – a theme he pursued intermittently until 1993. Two-meter-high photos of naked women, standing powerfully in stilettos, tower imposingly over the exhibit’s main room, forcing spectators to stretch their necks upward. It provoked chuckles from visitors. Surprisingly, and with hallmark unpredictability, Newton said this phase was inspired by police identity photos of German terrorists. The retrospective is an important milestone for the photographer in France – a country where, after all, he did the lion’s share of his work – especially for Vogue Paris. France officially recognized Newton’s artistic impact when Culture Minister Frederic Mitterand made the photographer’s wife June an officer in the Order of Arts and Letters. But the exhibit also reveals another side of Newton that’s rarely written about: humor. “Ah yes, he was so funny, that’s what I miss most,” said his window who organized the exhibit. She recalled one set of photos featured here. “We were in a bar and Helmut was taking pictures,” June Newton recalled. “Then he paid the barman to turn his back while he cheekily took a picture of a model when she pulled her top down!” Newton directed a short film about her late husband that is part of the exhibit. “People ask me if I am jealous,” she says in a voiceover on the 11-minute video extract. “But no, for me it is just to make a living.” “The only time when I really did start getting worried,” she adds humorously, “was when he started photographing flowers, dead flowers.” Though his widow conceded her husband would empower women, she let slip that the man – born in 1920 before women had the vote – might ultimately have had the values of his age. “When he came home he’d ring a little bell saying: ‘Junie, I’m here.’ And that, of course, meant I had to make the dinner.” “Helmut Newton 1920-2004” runs Paris’ Grand Palais until June 17.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today france holds provocative helmut newton exhibit Arab Today, arab today france holds provocative helmut newton exhibit

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today france holds provocative helmut newton exhibit Arab Today, arab today france holds provocative helmut newton exhibit

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'

GMT 00:54 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

US travel restrictions are still 'Muslim ban'
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Israel builds settlements 'at high rate'
Arab Today, arab today North Korea 'more opaque'

GMT 10:50 2017 Sunday ,24 September

North Korea 'more opaque'
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Personality study finds fish have hidden depths

GMT 00:43 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Personality study finds fish have hidden depths
Arab Today, arab today 'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers

GMT 10:27 2017 Sunday ,24 September

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers
Arab Today, arab today Botanical gardens a lifeboat

GMT 02:50 2017 Tuesday ,26 September

Botanical gardens a lifeboat
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts

GMT 18:58 2017 Monday ,25 September

Chevrolet's first 9-speed auto debuts
Arab Today, arab today Third generation adds more power

GMT 13:40 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Third generation adds more power
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today Conditions growing dire    

GMT 09:22 2017 Monday ,25 September

Conditions growing dire    

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 05:05 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Psychologists help Mexico deal

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:02 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Harry visits mental health hospital

GMT 12:09 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday