The Nude explores some of the principal ways that paintings of the nude function in the conflicted terrain of culture and society in Europe and America from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries, as set against questions about human sexuality that emerge around differences of class, gender, age, and race. Author Richard Leppert relates the visual history of how the naked body intersects with the foundational characteristics of what it is to be human, measured against a range of basic emotions (happiness, delight, and desire; fear, anxiety, and abjection) and read in the context of changing social and cultural realities. The bodies comprising the Western nude are variously pleasured or tormented, ecstatic or bored, pleased or horrified. In short, as this volume amply demonstrates, the nude in Western art is a terrain on whose surface is written a summation of Western history: its glory but also its degradation.
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Introduction: The State of Being without Clothes-in Art , Representing the Young Innocence, Nakedness, and the Adult Imaginary , The Female Nude: Surfaces of Desire , The Male Nude Identity and Denial , Afterword
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ISBN
9780367096939
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Vekt
454 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Aldersnivå
05, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
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Antall sider
336

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Richard Leppert