CDR-1182: SR Set: The Nude in Art

The depiction of nudes has long been seen in western art--indeed as far back as prehistoric times--with distinctive fertility figures like the Venus of Willendorf. In classical times, the Greek aesthetic of ideal beauty utilized the nude to portray gods and mortals alike. Since then, the classical tradition has gone from the ideal to the abstract. Witness Giorgione's Sleeping Venus, Manet's Olympia, or Moore's Reclining Figure. A study of the nude in its journey through the centuries teaches not only cultural change, but religious and aesthetic values through the ages. Here are common themes of reclining female nudes and heroic upright males, of recurring figures such as Venus, Adam and Eve, or ubiquitous bathers. Our set offers a broad spectrum of nude portrayals and attempts to illustrate the range of styles and periods, and more specifically to examine the creative variety of approaches used by artists. June 2013



XIR-075775
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Title: Room
Creator(s): Balthus
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-191417
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Title: Cain in the United States
Creator(s): David Alfaro Siqueiros
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-0995
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Title: Woman, I
Creator(s): Willem de Kooning
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-3470
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Title: Male Torso
Creator(s): Dorothy Austin
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Ard-34331
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Title: Automne
Creator(s): Henri Laurens
Description: View of the front
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Psf-0021
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Title: Reclining Nude
Creator(s): Pablo Picasso
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Dva-1843
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Title: Man Pointing
Creator(s): Giacometti, Alberto
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-3398
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Title: Plate 8 from "Jazz": Icarus
Creator(s): Henri Matisse
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-1458
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Title: Two Models in the Studio
Creator(s): Philip Pearlstein
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-2818
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Title: Seated Model
Creator(s): James Valerio
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Ard-34281
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Title: Draped Reclining Mother and Baby
Creator(s): Henry Moore
Description: General view, showing the front
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Max-01074
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Title: Woman in Bath
Creator(s): Max Ferguson
Vendor: Max Ferguson