Art in magazines...

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We've published many posts about the close relationship between Art and Fashion (here, here and here). Let's see today another example of this partnership through the special photo production done by the talented Annie Leibovitz for December's issue of US Vogue. Together with actress Jessica Chastain, they both bring back to life magnificent masterpieces of all times...
The first of such paintings belongs to Félix Vallotton (Switzerland, 1865- France, 1925) and it will take part in the exhibition "Fire beneath the Ice", a retrospective about the artist that will open on February 14th at the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition will include 60 works that show the many depths of Vallotton's career.
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1. Le Retour de la Mer, by Félix Vallotton (1924) - 
Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de la Ville de Genève
2. Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
At the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris you'll find Henri Matisse's odalisque. The way her body lies on the bed reflects the light as if it were a sculpture.
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3. Odalisque à la culotte rouge, by Henri Matisse (1921) - Centre Georges Pompidou.
4. Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
This odalisque served as inspiration not only to Leibovitz, but also to Raúl Soldi in his study trip to Europe. Let's see his Chica Sentada...
La hamaca (or Chica sentada or Sillón de hamaca), by Raúl Soldi (1932)
Technique: oil on canvas / Measures: 60.5 x 73.5 cm
Gustav Klimt (Austria, 1862-1918)'s painting, Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III) was sold to a private collector by Christie’s in 2010. Today it can be enjoyed at the National Gallery in London, as part of the exhibition "Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900", together with the pioneers of Expresionism Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
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5Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III), by Gustav Klimt (1917-1918)
6Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
Vincent van Gogh (Netherland, 1853- France, 1890) painted La Mousmé in 1888, just two years before his death. The artist said it made him feel infinity more than any of his previous works.
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7La Mousmé, by Vincent van Gogh (1888) - 
National Gallery of Art in Washington
8. Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
Recognized by his ability to truly reveal the personality of his subjects, Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920) was called to do the portrays of three American Presidents. In april 1899, Zorn gave art collector Isabella Gardner, as a birthday gift, a sketch of the following painting. Years later he finally made it and it is now exhibited at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston.
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9Portrait of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, by 
Anders Zorn (1899) - 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
10Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
"La Robe du Soir" by Rene Magritte was sold by Christie’s, in London, for 1.6 million dollars in February 2010. It was bought by a private collector and never again shown in public. Until now. All the lucky ones visiting New York's MoMA will be able to enjoy it as part of the exhibition "The Mystery of the Ordinay". Together with other 80 paintings, it shows the way Magritte tried, with his surreal touch, to "change the way we see the world".
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11La Robe du Soir, by René Magritte (1955)
12Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)
The inspiration for the cover of the issue was Frederic Leighton's Flaming June (1895), which can be found at the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.
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13Flaming June, by 
Frederic Leighton (1894-95) - 
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
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14. Annie Leibovitz for Vogue - December 2013 (color photography)

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