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The naked nude

Author / Creator
Borzello, Frances
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Summary

"The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless--its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncom...

"The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact. Beautiful, handsome, flawless--its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism or imperfection. Here Frances Borzello contrasts the civilized, sanitized, perfected nude of Kenneth Clark's classic, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (1956), with today's depictions: raw, uncomfortable, both disturbing and intriguing. Grittier and more subtle, the new nude asks awkward questions and behaves provocatively. It is a very naked nude, created to deal with the issues and contradictions that surround the body in our time"--Jacket.

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Creator
Frances Borzello
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012
Physical Details
  • 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
ISBNs
9780500238929, 0500238928
OCLC
ocn869209038, ocn783160391

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

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