Art Provocateur Gallery and STRUCK Contemporary have collaborated to bring THIS IS LUST to Toronto – a special event dedicated to celebrating sexuality and beauty of the female form through fashion editorial and nude art photography.
Hosted at Struck Contemporary gallery in the heart of Toronto, THIS IS LUST, brings a selection of limited edition fine art photographs from over 20 artists from around the globe. All pieces to be displayed at this premier event have been collected, tastefully, curated, and disseminate by visionary Marta Skky of Toronto and are designed to evoke curiosity, lust and desire.
“We must make lust into a work of art”
Art Provocateur Gallery is a global e-commerce platform that features tastefully curated, provocative, limited edition fine art prints and original artworks. Founded by two Toronto female entrepreneurs, APG supports some of the best editorial and nude art photographers in the world — from high fashion to BDSM and romantic erotica. Art Provocateur is a celebration of empowered sexuality through fine art photography.
There is no name as universally synonymous with sophisticated seduction as the iconic 20th-century film star Marilyn Monroe. Featured in over thirty films during her career, Marilyn became recognized the...
There is no name as universally synonymous with sophisticated seduction as the iconic 20th-century film star Marilyn Monroe. Featured in over thirty films during her career, Marilyn became recognized the world over. Monroe’s trademark platinum blond hair earned her the moniker “The Blond Bombshell” and her compelling curves defined the ideal feminine silhouette for generations.
What is it exactly that made Marilyn so compelling? Photographs reveal that part of her allure was a unique mix of wholesomeness and provocative charm. Marilyn was undoubtedly a breathtaking beauty but there was more than just sex in her sultry likenesses. Even in her headshots, Marilyn engages with the viewer, pulling them into the image. This intimacy allowed America to feel as if they knew Marilyn herself, a bit of the “girl next door.”
Marilyn Monroe mastered the art of seduction.
Yet, the Marilyn that the public knew and loved was in fact only a fraction of the true woman. An orphan from Los Angeles who worked her way up to movie contracts, Marilyn wanted to be much more. She was well read, and studied literature at the University of California-Los Angeles in between movie contracts. As well, Marilyn was also contemplative person and clearly aware of the image of celebrity, only rarely allowing the camera lens to see behind her façade of celebrity. One can get a peek at this Marilyn in images such as that snapped by famed photographer Richard Avedon, where we see Marilyn not vamping for the camera but rather unaware of the lens, perhaps seemingly lost in thought; a shade of despair or fatigue filtering into her face.
The seductively gorgeous Marilyn died tragically in 1962 at thirty-six. It is clear from her beautiful portraits that she understood and appreciated that the art of photography. Always an actress, she had a special way of making it work for her, allowing staged photos to seem both iconic and natural, to the benefit of her celebrated stardom.
Marilyn was a unique beauty whose fragility, sensuality, and sense of life meant she has made a lasting impression on North American culture, an icon of feminine loveliness, never to be forgotten as the sexiest woman of her generation.
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