Exposed

Exposed

The Victorian Nude

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
The epitome of high culture or an assault on public morality? The nude figure was one of the most controversial issues in Victorian art. It was also one of the most conspicuous categories for the visual image at every level, from elite paintings for the Royal Academy to mass-produced photographs and magazine illustrations.



Exposed: The Victorian Nude provides a fascinating overview of the nude figure—both male and female—and the intriguing role it played in Victorian art. While it concentrates on painting, sculpture, and drawing, this beautifully illustrated reference also explores the depiction of the body in other media—including photography, popular illustration, advertising, and caricature—and discusses the issues of morality, uality, and desire that are relevant even today. Since nudes were an important subject for most Victorian artists, Exposed: The Victorian Nude showcases dazzling artwork from such legendary masters as Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as pivotal figures of early English modernism. Cutting across the conventional categories of style and period, this guide offers a fresh, engrossing vision of Victorian art and culture unmatched anywhere else.





• Beautifully produced and full of breathtaking artwork

• Nudes are perennially popular with art lovers

• Book serves as a catalog for a traveling exhibition from the prestigious Tate Gallery that will visit several US museums, beginning with the Brooklyn Museum in September 2002

Baker & Taylor
An overview of the nude figure and its role in the development of Victorian art considers its depiction in painting, sculpture, drawing, and other media, in a study that considers the works of such masters as Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Whistler, and Sargent.

Book News
This volume serves as a catalog for a traveling exhibition from the Tate Gallery that will visit several US museums beginning with the Brooklyn Museum in September 2002. It provides an overview of the male and female nude figure and the intriguing role it played in Victorian art. Although focusing on painting, sculpture, and drawing, editor Alison Smith and other curators from the Tate Gallery explore the depiction of the naked body in other media including photography, popular illustration, advertising, and caricature. They also discuss the still-relevant issues of morality, sexuality, and desire. The book contains 170 color and b&w illustrations of work by legendary masters such as Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as pivotal figures of early English modernism. Oversize: 9.25x11.75. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 2002
ISBN: 9780823016334
0823016331
Branch Call Number: 704.9421 EXPOS
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Victorian nude
Notes: First published in 2001 by Tate Publishing to accompany an exhibition held at Tate Britain, London, 1 November 2001 - 27 January 2002

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