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Magnum Photos released the behind the scene snaps of famous photograph In Voluptate Mors (1951) composed by a great photographer, Philippe Halsman, as a part of Nude as Muse series. This project was a collaboration between Salvador Dalí and him to create surrealistic portrait of him, in the fashion of tableau vivant, inspired by Dalí’s gouache Female Bodies as a Skull painting. Philippe Halsman, famous for photographing highest number covers (101 in total) for Life Magazine, has created perfect masterpiece portrait of Dali, no doubt!

Salvador Dalí portrait, In Voluptas Mors (1951).

Salvador Dalí portrait, In Voluptas Mors (1951). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Follow the whole Nude as Muse series by clicking the link below, which also displays the works of other famous photographers (Jean Straker, Elliot Erwitt, Erich Lessing, Guy Le Querrec, etc.).

Source: Today’s Pictures: Nude as Muse.