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Photo Shows Behind-The-Scenes Work for 'In Voluptas Mors' (NSFW)

Here's your chance to have a little peek at what went on during the shoot for Salvador Dali's bizarre portrait, "In Voluptas Mors." Note that these images might not be safe for viewing at work!

Photo by Philippe Halsman for Magnum Photos via Huffington Post

From the time they met in 1941, legendary surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman have spent decades collaborating on many iconic projects. One of them was In Voluptas Mors, or “Voluptuous Death,” a portrait they created in 1951 that depicts the image of a skull formed by seven nude women with Dali looking on from one side. It was based on a sketch by Dali, and both artists reportedly spent a full three hours just arranging the models exactly in accordance to it!

Now, here’s one photo that we’ve stumbled upon on Huffington Post that shows Dali himself trying to position the models following his vision. There’s actually another one, but we’re putting it under this link if ever anyone wanted to see it as well!

Photo by Philippe Halsman for Magnum Photos via Huffington Post

Dali here definitely elevated photographic portraiture by giving it a twist that only he can pull off!

All information in this article were sourced from Huffington Post, Film’s Not Dead, and Cultura Inquieta.

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