Saturday, April 26, 2008

Addendum VI

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877): A Somnolent Sisterhood

Reclining Nude, c.1840–41

The Hammock, 1844

The Young Ladies of the Banks of the Seine, 1857

Reclining Nude, 1862

Reclining Woman, c. 1865-66

Woman with a Parrot, 1866

'The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience.'

Kenneth Clark