Reclining Nude by Lidia Guibert

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Sensuous, voluptuous, provocative-the female form has inspired artists for centuries, making the female nude perhaps the most common subject in the history of painting. Oriented horizontally to effectively highlight the art, Reclining Nude is a feast for the senses, featuring 120 glorious masterpieces of the genre. Giorgiones catalyst Sleeping Venus, Titians unabashed Venus of Urbino, Manets Olympia gazing at the viewer, and Franois Bouchers flirtatious Brown-Haired Odalisque are but a few of the artworks to be admired afresh on these pages. Reclining Nude is a delightful gift and an inspiring study: a collection of art as stunning as the human forms within it.
 

About Lidia Guibert

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Frances Borzello writes on the social history of art. She lives in London, England.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Chronicle Books. 128 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Imagine 129 full-page color plates of some of the most languid women ever painted in the West, one after another, and you'll have some idea of the cumulative effect of this book. It lacks a subtitle p

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Imagine 129 full-page color plates of some of the most languid women ever painted in the West, one after another, and you'll have some idea of the cumulative effect of this book.

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