Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Delicate satin-draped frame









From the BBC:
A row has broken out in Italy after a photographer dressed up a famous 2,500-year-old statue in a leopard-skin thong and pink feather boa.

The Riace Bronzes, of Greek warriors, are two of the nation's greatest archaeological treasures.

Photographer Gerald Bruneau was given permission to shoot the warriors at their museum in Reggio Calabria.

However, work was halted when he was discovered dressing the statues. The museum called the images "terrible".

A local politician has now demanded a judicial inquiry.
It's all been done before, of course.

In the early 20th century, fabled Italian aristocrat and eccentric Gabriele D’Annunzio had in his boudour a large plaster cast of Michelangelo’s Dying Prisoner which he dressed up with bracelets and swathes of silver fabric.

And then, there's this...


Sweet transvestites!

2 comments:

  1. The last shot with the netting is actually quite dramatic!

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    1. I love the one of those perfect buttocks, myself. Needless to say. Jx

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