This D&G ad from Spring 2005 has been tucked away in one of my hefty art history books next to the page with Raphael's Deposition. Who would've thought that the masters of the sultry dress would be inspired by one of the most highly regarded depictions of Christ during the high renaissance?
It seems predictable that D&G would dress the three Marys in hot-pants and Jesus would be languid (not dead) and buff, but what of the chimp?
As my art history professor would to say, "Discuss."
(and "they are all Italians" doesn't count as an explanation ;)
Oh! And Happy Weekend!
Ad (i.e. Deposition) by Dolce and Gabbana
Deposition (The Entombment) by Raphael