A thrilling exhibition in Venice celebrates one of the greatest fashion photographer of all time: Helmut Newton.
From 7 April 2016, nearly 200 pictures, both black and white and color
, shooted by the German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton, are displayed in the unique venue of La Casa dei Tre Oci
, an art house in Venice, in Giudecca island
Considered an undisputed icon of fashion photography, Helmut Newton is the star attraction of this precious exhibition - wanted by the widow of the great photographer, Alice Spring
- that shows off pictures from White Women, Sleepless Nights
and Big Nudes
: three famous collections released in the end of Seventies, conceived and developed by Newton himself and nowadays considered legendary books.
section collects 84 photos from the eponymous book of 1976 and they introduce the concept of nude and eroticism in fashion.
They are purely female nude portraits - which remained his essential charachteristic and deeply influenced other photographers and filmmakers.
section takes over the book in 1978 and exhibits 69 photographs that have been published in fashion magazines
- Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and Elle
above all. The female nude is still dominant, but fashion is almost an excuse to tell something more personal: the concept of fashion photography is related to crime scenes.
The last section is named after the 1981 book Big nudes
, in which 41 shots in black and white become giant portraits
: a new dimension for human portraits that became really popular thanks to Newton's work.
: everyday, except Tuesday, from 10.00 to 19.00
: € 12 (full prize) – € 10 (students under 26) – € 8 (groups)
How to reach La Casa dei Tre Oci
: line 2, from Zattere to Zitelle boat stop.