BODY. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1997. Published in association with Bookman Schwartz, Bookman Pty Ltd, Melbourne. 200 pp. with 165 ills. (124 col.). 30 x 19 cm. LC 98-175393 ISBN 0958720606 In English.
Presenting a wide ranging survey of nude studies and other representations of the human body in Western art from the late 19th century to the present, this catalogue illustrates more than 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints and performance pieces assembled from dozens of international collections, including works by Courbet, Manet, Eakins, Gontcharova, Duchamp, Dix, Miro, Kahlo, Beuys, Bacon, Bourgeois, Sherman, Gober, Mendieta and nearly 80 other artists. Nine essays include a lengthy critical overview of the exhibition and discussions of such topics as the proto-feminist attitudes reflected in Courbet's portrayals of women, Rodin's evocation of the "modern body" in his 1891 bronze Iris, Messenger of the Gods, and the art historical sources of erotic imagery in the work of Francesco Clemente and Pierre Klossowski.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 026310