RENOIR: The Body, The Senses


RENOIR: The Body, The Senses

ESTHER BELL & G. SHACKELFORD    Book Number: 91392    Product format: Hardback

A revelatory and wide-ranging explanation of Renoir's extraordinary depictions of the nude and their important artistic legacy. Tracing the entire arc of August Renoir's career, this magnificent volume examines the different approaches the artist employed from his works that respond to Courbet, Manet, Degas and Cézanne to his late and still controversial depictions of bathers that inspired the next generation of artists. Eminent scholars look at the different ways Renoir used the nude as a means of personal expression and analyse his art in terms of a modern feminist critique of the male gaze. 50 works are explored including paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures and studies such as those for The Great Bathers 1884-87, the cheerful colours as in Bather Arranging Her Hair, and Seated Bather with a semi-draped young woman in front of a rock pool. They are contrasted with masterpieces also reproduced in full page colour plates by Ingres The Small Bather or Delacroix's Andromeda or the modern painter Lisa Yuskavage's Couple In Bed from 2017 showing the continuing influence and historical significance of the female nude in art. A magnificent Yale University Press publication for us to enjoy with a tactile gaze. 264pp, hundreds of colour images, large size 23 x 28cm approx.
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ISBN 9780300243314
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