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What great paintings say : beautiful nudes / Rose-Marie & Rainer Hagen.

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  • ISBN: 3836569736
  • ISBN: 9783836569736
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fairest daughter of heaven and waves : Sandro Botticelli, The birth of Venus, 1482-1485 -- A message from the realm of alchemy : Piero di Cosimo, The death of Procris, c. 1495 -- Strange quartet : Hans Baldung Grien, The three stages of life with death, c. 1509/1510 -- The goddess with the mercenary's hat : Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, The judgement of Paris, 1516/1528 -- From the canopy of heaven to a four-poster bed : Titian, Venus of Urbino, c. 1538 -- The third voyeur stood before the canvas : Tintoretto, Susanna and the elders, c. 1555/1556 -- Two cool beauties in the tub : School of Fontainebleau, Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters, c. 1600 -- A nude for the pious king : Diego Velázquez, Venus at her mirror (The Rokeby Venus), c. 1644-1648 -- A lecherous bull as sweet seducer : François Boucher, The rape of Europa, 1747 -- A Romantic's Asiatic tour de force : Eugè̀ne Delacroix, The death of Sardanapalus, c. 1827 -- A fragrance of women and the Orient : Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, The Turkish bath, 1852-1859, modified in 1862 -- A naked woman amongst gentlemen : Édourd Manet, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1863.
Summary, etc.:
"Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen guide us into the secrets of the flesh, coupling extended discussions with crisp, enlarged details of 12 iconic works from the canon of art history. Each artwork is presented in reproductions of the highest quality, sourced directly from the original, located in collections of the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Uffizi, and many others. From works depicting ultimate feminine grace, like Velazquez's Rokeby Venus, to Hans Baldung's mesmerizing image of the body's decline in The Three Ages of Man and Death, these paintings are unified in their masterful rendering of the bare human form-both in life and beyond. Through this exploration into the covert secrets of nude works, they cease to be two-dimensional and come to full hot-blooded life."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Painting > Appreciation.
Nude in art.
Nude in art.
Painting > Appreciation.