Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Danish Venus: Elsa Sorensen

We were looking for a contemporary photograph of a Danish lovely to contrast with our Hammershøi painting and was contemplating featuring our favourite Dane, Helena Christensen. Agent DVD, over dinner last night, discouraged this (he is not a fan) and so instead we have found this rather nice photograph of Danish model Elsa Sorensen.

Perhaps surprisingly, this photograph was taken over fifty years ago. Miss Sorensen was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 1956 and was, in fact, the first non-American Playmate. Very contmporary she looks too and we are sure Hammershøi would have approved of the stark background if not the rather ornate (but effective) pose.

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