PHILLIPPE HALSMANN AND SALVADOR DALI

In Voluptas Mors

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“In Voluptas Mors” (“Voluptuous Death”), is probably one of the most complex portraits I have ever seen alongside Halsman’s “Dali Atomicus” which took 28 attempts!

“In Voluptas Mors” is again a carefully considered and planned out portrait of the surrealistic Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, made in collaboration with photographer Philippe Halsman (1951). The image depicts Dalí posing beside a giant ‘skull’, a tableau vivant (or “living picture”) comprising of seven nude female models in beautiful mind blogging poses. As you can imagine it took a considerable amount of time to create this wonderful photograph. It took all in all Halsman and Dali three hours to arrange the models according to Dalí’s precise sketch.

Philippe Halsman ( 2 May 1906 Riga, Latvia – 25 June 1979 New York City) was a Latvian-born American famous portrait photographer who was born to a Jewish family of Morduch (Max) Halsman, a dentist, and Ita Grintuch, a grammar school principal, in Riga, Halsman studied electrical engineering in Dresden. In September 1928, Halsman went on a hiking tour in the Austrian Alps with his father, Morduch. During this tour, Morduch died from severe head injuries. The circumstances were never completely clarified and Halsman was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment for patricide. The case provoked anti-Jewish propaganda and thus gained international publicity, and Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann wrote in support of Halsman. Finally by 1931 Halsman was released under the conditions that he leave Austria for good, never to return!

Halsman and Dalí met in 1941 and since then they collaborated closely on many photographs together and eventually released a compendium of their collaborations in the 1954 book Dali’s Mustache, which features 36 different views of the artist’s distinctive mustache.

One of their most famous and iconic collaborations between the two is considered to be “In Voluptas Mors”. Here are the pictures revealing behind the scenes of the making of this complex photograph!
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source: catracalivre

Em 1951, o pintor surrealista Salvador Dali uniu-se ao fotógrafo Philippe Halsman para criar uma série de fotografias belas, intrigantes e um tanto mórbidas. Intitulada “Em Voluptas Mors”, ou Voluptuous Morte, as estrelas a preto e branco de fotografias uma mistura de mulheres nuas, habilmente organizados para se assemelhar a um crânio macabro.

Halsman e Dali se conheceram em 1941, quando iniciaram uma série de colaborações que durou pelo menos 30 anos. Veja três fases do trabalho sendo criado, começando com Dali organizar suas modelos e terminando com a imagem que tornou-se célebre e rodou o mundo.
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source: huffingtonpost

In 1951, Salvador Dali, everyone’s favorite mustachioed surrealist, teamed up with Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman to create one of the most enchanting, morbid and bizarre photographs of all time. Entitled “In Voluptas Mors,” or Voluptuous Death, the black-and-white photo stars a melange of nude women, expertly arranged to resemble a macabre skull. Dali stands next to the literal human skull, quizzically eyeing the viewer like some sort of dubious ringmaster.

Halsman and Dali originally met in 1941, and embarked on a series of collaborations over the next 30 years, including a compendium of Dali’s famed mustaches. (We’re glad to know Halsman had the same appreciation for them that we do.) Yet no work has the legacy of “Voluptuous Death,” which combines Halsman’s knack for stunning psychological portraiture with a little Dali-esque weirdness. A cache of photographs delving behind-the-scenes of the iconic artwork has recently resurfaced, showing that arranging a bunch of naked people into the shape of a skull is no easy feat.

See three phases of the work in action, starting with Dali arranging his models and ending with the image we all know and love.
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Se llamaba “IN VOLUPTAS MORS” este trabajo que fue hecho en 1951 con la ayuda del fotógrafo Philippe Halsman.

Para obtener el efecto deseado, los cuerpos fuerron ordenados tres veces, unsando el esquema diseñado por Dalí.
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source: toyletit

Voluptate Mors fu un’idea partorita dal surrealista catalano che chiamò l’amico fotografo Halsman il quale, per mettere in posa in maniera perfetta le modelle, ci mise tre ore. L’anno era il 1951, e sti due erano imbarazzantemente avanti rispetto agli altri.
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source: utoopics

Le photographe américain Philippe Halsman reprend le célèbre peintre Salvador Dalí dans sa mise en scène mêlant sensualité et lugubre : « In Voluptate Mors » (1951).La tête de mort formée par sept femmes nues a souvent été reprise en hommage à Dalí, mais elle a notamment été la source d’inspiration du film The Descent de Neil Marshall en 2005.
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source: lifogr

Το περίφημο κρανίο που σχηματίζουν γυμνά γυναικεία σώματα είναι ένα από τα πιο εκκεντρικά και συνάμα διαχρονικά έργα που άφησε κληρονομιά η συνεργασία του Salvador Dali με τον φωτογράφο Philippe Halsman. Ο Προκλητικός Θάνατος (Voluptuous Death) σχηματίστηκε από επτά γυμνά μοντέλα τα οποία ξόδεψαν πολλές ώρες υπακούοντας στις σκηνοθετικές οδηγίες των δύο φίλων έως ότου σχηματίσουν με τις καμπύλες του σώματός τους τη νεκροκεφαλή. Η μηχανή του Philippe Halsman, έμελλε να απαθανατίσει ένα γκροτέσκο, θρυλικής φήμης στιγμιότυπο, που ακόμη και σήμερα παραποιείται, αντιγράφεται και συχνά κακοποιείται σε απόπειρες αναπαράστασής του. Το «In Voluptas Mors» παραμένει αξεπέραστο και στις αρχές του νέου έτους, μαζί με αρκετό υλικό από τα παρασκήνια της φωτογράφισης αλλά και εκατοντάδες ακόμη δουλειές του φωτογράφου.
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source: onedio

Dünyaca ünlü sürrealist ressam Salvador Dali, 1951’de Magnum fotoğrafçısı Philippe Halsman ile tüm zamanların en büyüleyici, en ürkütücü ve aynı zamanda en tuhaf fotoğraf projelerinden birini gerçekleştirmek üzere bir araya geldi. ‘Voluptuous Death’ yani ‘Haz Veren Ölüm’ başlıklı projede, çırılçıplak kadınlardan kafatası görüntüsü yarattı.
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source: topnewsru

Самый известный представитель сюрреализма, испанский художник, график, режиссер и писатель Сальвадор Дали (Salvador Dali) был, ко всему прочему, еще и фотографом. А точнее, – автором фотоперформансов с невероятной композицией, пластикой и динамикой. Наиболее знаменитые из работ Дали были сделаны в Нью-Йорке в 1951 году и запечатлены фотографом Филиппом Халсманом (Philippe Halsman).