14 November 2014

Monet's Girl

Comparisons between art and fashion shoots aren't always obvious, or even evident at lot of the time, but every now and then a really good one comes along to enjoy.
 I just saw this shoot for December's issue of German Vogue, and was instantly reminded of Monet's paintings of his wife Camille, particularly the ones painted on the beach
The Beach at Trouville, 1870 
Monet painted this in the open air, proof of which is in the sand stuck in the paint. The composition is thought to be extremely unusual for the time, due to its tight crop and lack of symmetry.
On the Beach at Trouville, 1871
Camille Sitting on the Beach, 1871
Fashion by Christiane Arp
Shot by Giampaolo Sgura
Vogue Germany 2014