Live Nude Girl is a lively meditation on the profession of nude modeling- that "spine-tingling combination of power and vulnerability, submission and dominance"-as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today. Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as a nude model, as well as on the stories of famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages, to reveal that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.
|Publisher:||University of Arkansas Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Kathleen Rooney is the author of Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America, as well as the poetry collections Oneiromance (An Epithalamion), Something Really Wonderful, and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, the latter two written collaboratively with Elisa Gabbert. Her essay "Live Nude Girl" was selected for Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Look at Me 1
Chapter 1 Naked If I Want To 17
Chapter 2 Would You Like Me to Seduce You? 47
Chapter 3 You Only Live Twice 77
Chapter 4 Take a Picture-It'll Last Longer 105
Chapter 5 What It Feels Like for a Girl 133
Chapter 6 The Lie That Tells the Truth 157