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File at the Museum for photography : men's views on women's bodies

As provocative nudity acts today? The responses are surprisingly different, sometimes a Name is sufficient. The exhibition trio in Helmut Newton Foundation with works by Newton, David Lynch and Saul Leiter has a Berlin-never-before-seen density of female acts. But nothing happens. Shortly thereafter is opened around the corner in the America-house the solo exhibition of Nobuyoshi Araki. C/O Berlin is showing a little bare skin, and the controversial buckling and allows images of the Japanese. Nevertheless, a group of young women called the "Angry Asian Girls" protested outside the opening. You have to fight against sexual exploitation in the art world, say the protesters.

Whether you like it or not, MeToo has expanded to become a war of images. For a discussion of the dominance of the male gaze is primary. Will fought with all the bandages. The removal of the painting "Hylas and the Nymphs" by John William Waterhouse from the Manchester Art Gallery is realized in the framework of an exhibition project by the artist Sonia Boyce in the spring, some of which is still today, as an act of censorship rating. But this can only work if you shortened the Situation is rough and the artistic strategy the artist herself simply omit! The Waterhouse hangs long on the place.

it is conceivable that the five "Big Nudes" to hang out?

It will probably take up feminist artists or curators, the motives of Helmut Newton to accept. Shortly before his death in January 2004 the famous photographer had established the Helmut Newton Foundation. As far as his Vision ranged, the Museum should be a "living Institution", one can only speculate. It is conceivable that the five "Big Nudes" even temporarily, from the staircase to hang out? How sexist these are black-and-white Amazons at all? Obvious Newton was a heterosexual photographer who made his passion for beautiful women is no secret. This disarmingly non-clamped type, to have his models pose, fascinated again in the especially for the current "Nudes"-the project compiled the Newton section.

in addition to icons of his oeuvre, about 40 so far, not shown, of the works from the Foundation's archive are on display, including several Polaroids in "June's Room", named after June Newton, the widow, who was under the Pseudonym Alice Springs self as a photographer. She is the only woman who has previously exhibited in the Foundation's rooms, and would have Carte blanche, ladies for the train to come.

The great Newton deductions will be shown in the exhibition hall to Jebens street. Helmut Newton's Nudes are extremely stylized, often art-historical models. The model Gunilla Bergström is lolling on a bed directly at the window, the canyons, the views of Paris road (1976). In the hand mirror she holds, is to see her portrait. The photography is similar to the Velászquez-painting "The toilet of Venus" with a similar back view of the picture-in-picture (the mirror) is held by a Putto. Also, it is noticeable in the case of Newton, that he puts his models, often in relationship to the environment. Time it's a Laundry room, a French castle garden (Château d'Aunoy, 1978), in which the women move. That you are wearing nothing, is almost beside the point.

Three contrasting approaches to Nude photography

naked pictures en mass can get bored. In the Museum of photography in three contrasting approaches to see what provides variety. The film Director David Lynch, whose photographic work is little known, with the photo camera close to a woman's body. The places play no role. Lynch's pictures are so fragmentary, that it puzzled about the anatomical Details sometimes: the body as a strange, sometimes eerie, shadowed landscapes. The images, the style hung on velvety-violet underground (perhaps a nod to Lynch's "Blue Velvet"-Drama), act as detail shots from the surreal films of the Director, of the to 28. April also as a painter and installation artist in the bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht issues. In the case of the black-and-white photographs – with Lynch classics such as "Lost Highway" or "Mulholland Drive" – not sure if the motifs would work even without the cinematic Thrill in the back of the head. The yellow-tinged Lynch-color photos of each secret is missing, definitely, you are listlessly staged as slovenly produced advertising.

Abstract act of David Lynch, "Untitled", Los Angeles 1990Foto: David Lynch

it is Exceedingly complex, however, the photographs of Saul Leiter. The 1923-born and 2013, the deceased American has not provided for his Nude photos to the publication. The intimate framework in the head of the women's shows, is different than in the case of Newton is no selected Location, but a given private space. Barbara, Inez, Jay, Lynn – click the image signatures, the names of the women repeated, the head mistress or Girlfriends. You can feel that the photos were just a by-product of the close relationship between the photographers and the models. Likewise, the dualistic principle of voyeurism and exhibitionism is lifted out of the fishing, because the leader's image worlds are unmistakably dominated by an Interplay of the actors.

With the magnifying glass to men's bodies

in addition to a series of small black-and-white prints are also added to see larger colour images, which show a half-naked young woman on a terrace by the sea, 1958 in lanesville, Massachusetts. Very subtle head works with natural light and at longer focal lengths with silhouettes and window framings. This photographer was, without a doubt, also a painter, combined, temporarily, the two media with each other directly. So a series of small-format black-and-Berlin-and-white Prints issued, the head of hand-colouring. The unconventional photographic areas, swirling the brush gestures are reminiscent of the paintings of Henri Matisse and other French Wild, color drunken "Fauves".

women's bodies, men's glances. Who is rich with the one-sidedness of a facet, but on female beauty fixed exhibition in Trias does not want to resign, you must search in the Newton Foundation, as it were, with the magnifying glass to men's bodies. There are you–, of all things, the blessed house of the Lord himself. 1985 photographed Newton created the actor Dolph Lundgren (currently as "Aquaman" in the cinema) almost like God, and Gym with him, would not have placed the photographer Grace Jones between the lens and the naked actor. Free Helmut Newton himself, as he photographed in 1971 after a heart attack in the mirror of a New York clinic. With ECG-electrodes, camera at the ready and all the bells and Underneath.

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