Posted: October 6, 2015 Filed under: Art, Photography, Prose, Writing | Tags: Ali Smith, Ana Regina Nogueira, buttock, extract, Francesco del Cossa, Grete Stern, how to be both, literature, man booker prize, Martin Parr, nude, summer reading
More from How to Be Both by Ali Smith, because it’s full of wonderful things:
“I feel the loss, dull the ache of it cause I had it, the place where his legs met his body, the muscular dark where his tunic flared up in the breeze as he went, I had it like telling the oldest story in the world cause there’s a very pure pleasure in a curve like the curve of a buttock : the only other thing as good to draw is the curve of a horse and like a horse a curved line is a warm thing, good-natured, will serve you well if not mistreated.”
Dream Nº 16. Grete Stern. ca. 1950
Photograph showing unidentified male nudes on the beach. Photographer Unknown. Date Unknown.
Ana Regina Nogueira from series Olhos n’agua
Life’s a Beach. Martin Parr
Posted: August 16, 2015 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1960s, 1970s, nude, summer, tan, Tom Wesselman
Two summery prints by Tom Wesselmann:
Cut-out Nude, Tom Wesselmann, 1965
Shiny Nude, Tom Wesselmann, 1977
Posted: July 26, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: Amrita Sher Gil, Hungary, India, nude, Self Portrait, woman
Self Portrait. Amrita Sher Gil
Posted: June 19, 2014 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Painting/Drawing, Photography | Tags: art history, black, contemporary art, controversy, Felix Vallotton, man, Manet, Mario Sorrenti, Mel Ramos, nude, nudity, odalisque, Olympia, Picasso, prostitute, roles, white, woman, Yasumassa Morimura, YSL
Olympia. Edouard Manet. 1863.
A Parody of Manet’s Olympia with Junyer and Picasso. By Pablo Picasso. 1902.
The Black and The White. Felix Vallotton. 1919
Mel Ramos, Manet’s Olympia, 1974. Lithograph.
Portrait (Futago). Yasumassa Morimura. 1988
Olympia, YSL Spring 1999 ad campaign for Rive Gauche, shot by Mario Sorrenti.
Posted: June 15, 2014 Filed under: Art, Sculpture | Tags: Aristide Maillol, French, Mediterranean, nude, woman
The Mediterranean. Aristide Maillol. 1902-05.