Vault: The Assembly of Gods around Jupiter’s Throne
Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo del Tè, Mantua
Night in the Tuileries Garden, Paris
Taken from the book,’The World’s Best Photographs : Third Series’, Odhams Press Limited, London, 1947
George Hoyningen-Huene: Divers, Paris, 1930
Hoyningen-Huene’s best-known photograph shows two bathers - one, his lover and protégé, Horst P. Horst; the other, an androgynous female model - facing away from the camera, staring across an infinite horizon toward the “sea” (in reality, the balustrade on the roof of Vogue’s Paris studio). Here and in all of Hoyningen-Huene’s best works, lighting imparts drama, sophistication and longing for both.