Art Class: Vogue Like A Painting 2.0
Time for a little bit of reminiscing with this post. I have been home in London for just under a month but the wanderlust has not left me yet.
I went to Spain for the first time in 2015 and I immediately fell in love. Between the two cities I visited, Barcelona and Madrid, Madrid ended up being the place to catch my attention. This was due to the amount of classic art that was dotted around. Barcelona is an architect's dream but Madrid is incredible for paintings. (Maybe I'll do a belated Spain post in future) My favourite museum hands down was the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. I love a painfully huge collection which keeps you going back for more. When I was there way back in 2015 one of the exhibitions was Vogue like a painting. Which is why when I saw the same exhibition was being shown at the Seoul arts Centre Hangaram Museum I noticed it straight away.
Vogue like a painting is on until around 7th October 2017 in Seoul and it is well worth going if you are a fan of both fashion and paintings or any kind of art really. It features photography by some of the best/most well known photographers in the fashion world depicting their take on famous paintings. The exhibition itself is divided into sections, like portraits, pop art, avant-garde etc. and even has a nod to Vogue Korea. Featured photographers include Paolo Roversi, Tim Walker and, Nick Knight who also had his own solo exhibition at the Daelim Museum early this year.
Expect to see famous faces reenacting some of the most famous poses in history. Models include Karlie Kloss, Tilda Swinton, Lily Cole, as well as Korean starlets like Song Hye Kyo. The exhibition also makes for a great game of Guess the Painter!
Take Line 3 to Nambu bus terminal subway station and take exit 5 to the Seoul Arts Centre (Use google or naver maps because finding the road is a little tricky the first time round). Tickets are 13,000 won.