Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg. 21 February - 15 June 2014. Curated by Hubertus Gaßner and Luisa Pauline Fink

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Exhibition review of Feuerbach's Muses - Lagerfeld's Models at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, 21 February - 15 June 2014, curated by Hubertus Gaßner and Luisa Pauline Fink. This was a double exhibition featuring recent black-and-white art photography by the fashion designer/photographer Karl Lagerfeld (b. 1933) and the romantic-realist paintings by Anselm Feuerbach (1829-80). The review compares Lagerfeld's series of photos inspired by Daphnis and Chloe, the romance novel by the ancient Greek writer Longus with Feuerbach's classically-themed paintings, particularly their shared theme of the model as muse. It is also suggested by the reviewer that Lagerfeld's photographic re-presentation of the novel by Longus' constitutes a reversal of that author's original ekphrasis and that, in doing so, Lagerfeld also evokes painterly pastorals done by eighteenth-century French artists such as François Boucher.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCatwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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