Helmut Newton’s ‘Babes in a Rowboat’ upends the Impressionist tradition of civilised boating to create a playful, mischievous scene of fun. One of his best-known themes, Newton’s consistently turned to the outdoors as a provocative juxtaposition for the nudity of his images. Here, the combination of water and lingerie charges the image with a light-hearted eroticism. Newton interest in the surreal photography of 1930’s comes the fore in ‘Babes in a Rowboat’ as he manipulates the composition to lead us to question whether the scantily clad ladies are simply a figment of the rower’s imagination.
Original Silver Gelatin, 1979
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