Art History

Gustav Klimt

In 1894, Klimt was commissioned to create three paintings to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna. Not completed until the turn of the century, his three paintings, Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence were criticized for their radical themes and material, and were called “pornographic”. Klimt had transformed traditional allegory and symbolism into a new language that was more overtly sexual and hence more disturbing to some. (Source)

Naomi Campbell

Naomi by Terrence Donovan, British Elle, 1988

Naomi by Edward Maxey, Paper, 1990

Naomi in the famous Coke curlers by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991

Naomi by Michel Comte, Vogue Italia, 1994

Recruited at the age of 15, Naomi Campbell established herself among the top three most recognisable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry.
Campbell, who has never met her biological father, regards record producers Quincy Jones and Chris Blackwell as adopted father figures. Former South African president Nelson Mandela referred to Campbell as his “honorary granddaughter”. (Read more)

Anjelica Huston

Bob Richardson for Vogue Italia, 1972

Arnaud de Rosnay, 1968

Anjelica Huston in Paris for Vogue 1971

Anjelica is the daughter of director and actor John Huston and Italian–American prima ballerina and model Enrica Soma.
Anjelica Huston has won an Academy Award like her father, director John Huston and her grandfather, Walter Huston. (Source)


German film actress Dita Parlo (Born 1908)
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese took her name in tribute to Parlo.

Leg fetish

The Duchess

Henrietta Tiarks, Duchess of Bedford 1959
Photo by Mark Shaw

The Duchess was 19 at the time. Shaw was an American fashion and celebrity photographer in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked for Life magazine from 1952 to 1968, during which time 27 issues of Life carried cover photos by Shaw. (Source)