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Exposed : the Victorian nude

Author: Alison Smith; Robert Upstone; Tate Britain (Gallery); et al
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The exposure of the body through representations of the nude was one of the most controversial issues in Victorian art. In an era that witnessed a broader audience for art and the development of new reproductive technologies, the nude was implicated in a variety of debates concerning public health and morals, which meant it could not be comfortably contained within the confines of high culture." "This illustrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Smith; Robert Upstone; Tate Britain (Gallery); et al
ISBN: 0823016331 9780823016334
OCLC Number: 49507970
Notes: Exhibition at Tate Britain, London, 1 Nov. 2001-27 Jan. 2002 and touring to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1 Mar.-2 June 2002 and others.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: The Nude in Nineteenth-Century Britain: 'The English Nude' / Alison Smith --
Prudery, Pornography and the Victorian Nude (Or, what do we think the butler saw?) / Martin Myrone --
Thoughts and Things: Sculpture and the Victorian Nude / Michael Hatt --
The English Nude --
The Classical Nude --
The Private Nude --
The Artist's Studio --
Sensation! The Nude in High Art --
The Modern Nude.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Smith ; with contributions by Robert Upstone ... [et al.].
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"The exposure of the body through representations of the nude was one of the most controversial issues in Victorian art. In an era that witnessed a broader audience for art and the development of new reproductive technologies, the nude was implicated in a variety of debates concerning public health and morals, which meant it could not be comfortably contained within the confines of high culture." "This illustrated publication surveys the full range of Victorian representations of female and male figures. While concentrating on painting, sculpture and drawing, it also explores the depiction of the body in other media, including photography, popular illustration and film, exposing issues of morality, sexuality and desire that remain relevant today."--Jacket.

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