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Curve: The Female Nude Now
     

Curve: The Female Nude Now

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by Meghan Dailey, Jane Harris, Sarah Valdez, Frances Richard (Joint Author)
 
The female nude has been one of the most enduring themes in art. Curve surveys how artists over the course of the last ten years have been sculpting, photographing, and painting the female form. A wide range of work and styles is represented: from the work of John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage, whose inspiration ranges from Old Master painting to Penthouse

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The female nude has been one of the most enduring themes in art. Curve surveys how artists over the course of the last ten years have been sculpting, photographing, and painting the female form. A wide range of work and styles is represented: from the work of John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage, whose inspiration ranges from Old Master painting to Penthouse magazine, respectively, to the sensual nudes of Jock Sturges's photographs to the brazen women who populate fine arts, photography, and fashion work. The sheer variety of the art presented will speak to a wide and diverse audience.

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Library Journal
The seductive, startling, and sometimes quirky images included in this survey of contemporary female nudes captivates the eye and stimulates the mind. As the first comprehensive look at the last decade of the female nude in fine art, this book, with essays by six art writers, further blurs the area among the erotic, art, and pornography. Demonstrating a wide variety of approaches to the female figure, works from more than 90 prominent and controversial artists are included in this delicious peek at nude bodies. Representatives from photography, performance and body art, painting, sculpture, and digital media are assembled for the 300 illustrations. Functioning as a counterpart to David Leddick's The Male Nude Now: New Visions for the 21st Century, Curve's similar purpose in exploring representations of the human figure includes previously unpublished works from both established artists and bold newcomers. Appealing to the voyeur in us all, the visually driven content makes the book delightful to browse yet supplies analysis of each artist's work to satisfy the art critic. Regular circulation may render this paperback edition ragged, but otherwise it is highly recommended for larger public and academic libraries.-Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789308719
Publisher:
Universe Publishing
Publication date:
10/08/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Curve: The Female Nude Now 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Curves: The Female Nude now focuses on the often problematic yet intriguing role of the female nude in our contemporary and pluralistic art world. Not only does it leave the viewer satisfied through its complexity and candor, it reveals that the art of the present will continue to amaze and renew. Of particular interest are the works of Graydon Parrish and Jenny Saville: opposite sides of the same coin who embrace the female form through beauty and sizable power.