Floating bubble series | Melvin Sokolsky / Hieronymus Bosch

Melvin Sokolsky for Harper’s Bazaar 1963

Melvin Sokolsky (born in 1938) is an American fashion photographer and film director. In the pre-war years, so during the war when there wasn't much for him to do he would read books and spend his time at the museum. His iconic Bubble series was created for Harper’s Bazaar 1963, Spring Collection. The series was inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch and by the Surrealism movement. It depicts the model Simone D’Aillencourt ”floating” in giant clear plastic bubbles suspended in midair above the River Seine in Paris.

   Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights (sometimes called "The Millennium"), 1500;

Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 - August 9, 1516) was a prolific Dutch painter of the fifteenth and 
sixteenth centuries best known for his avant la lettre surrealism exemplified in the painting 
                            I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (II)

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