Life imitates art, but why?

September 29, 2006

It’s very well known among art scholars that Edgar Degas dreamed of someday having his paintings imitated by live models in underwear, so how thrilled he would be if he could see the JCPenney folks using his classic work to promote a new line of lingerie!  They’re using Boticelli and other artists, as well. Are there great artworks you would like to see acted out by underclothes models? Let us know via Post a Comment.degas.jpg 

Models mimic Edgar Degas’ painting at an art gallery in New York, September 28, 2006, where JCPenney launched a new lingerie brand. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/JCPenney/Handout


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It is a wonderfull ideea; please let me know when it is true.

Posted by Ioan Topirceanu | Report as abusive

Okay so as a dancer I can tell those girls are not actual dancers, only mere models, who have hardly been in those shoes at all, and frankly, are doing a bad job of imitating ANY artwork, let alone the beautiful pieces by Degas. Just a thought :-).

Posted by gibbles | Report as abusive

Must be getting Alzheimers, I forgot my top again!

Posted by keith anderson | Report as abusive