Photography: In Voluptas Mors

Created in 1951 by Philippe Halsman and Salvatore Dali – from a sketch by Dali. The famous photograph is a ‘Tableau Vivant’ or Living Portrait, comprised of 7 nude women to create a human skull. This photo has been used on everything from T-Shirts, to shopping bags to movie posters (Silence of the Lambs and The Descent, et al). The following photos give a somewhat humorous behind the scene glimpse into it’s creation.

In Voluptas Mors - Phillippe Halsmann And Salvador Dali 1951

In Voluptas Mors – Phillippe Halsmann And Salvador Dali 1951

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In Voluptas Mors, photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1951

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Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

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Posted on May 3, 2013, in Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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