David K. over at Charmed Life puts on his art history cap and offers up a critique of the latest set of Dolce & Gabbana ads — a rather cryptic set of photos that folks have been comparing to Nip/Tuck promos and a whole slew of other tableaux.
David sees more than a passing reference to Paul Gauguin’s famous muralistic work Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? It’s an analysis which reminded me of a comparison I once drew between a set of suggestive Diesel ads and a Hieronymous Bosch triptych.
So what’s with all these creative directors looking to the masters for their inspiration? “Are Dolce & Gabbana now going to contemplate the mysteries of life?” asks David. The basics of consumerism is more likely, he suggests, offering a title for D&G’s museum piece: How Do We Show More Ass? How Do We Show More Cock? How Do We Make It Sell?
Dolce & Gabbana: Life is but a Scream [charmed life] (not necessarily SFW)
The Garden of Denim [tr]