Tobias G. Natter: Nude Men from 1800 to the Present Day
Catalogue to the Exhibition at Leopold Museum in Vienna 2012/13. D 2012, 348 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 39.90Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.Hirmer
Concepts such as »body«, »masculinity«, and »nudity« could previously claim general consensus. Over the past few decades, however, they have been called into question across a broad section of society. This volume presents an enthralling expedition into art history, tracing representationsof nude men from the Age of Enlightenment to the present day. This exploration includes glimpses into the life-drawing classes of European art academies, the nostalgia for the art of Antiquity around 1800, representations of men during the time of the French Revolution, »Sturm und Drang«, and late Impressionism, and developments in 20th-century art. Egon Schiele and Richard Gerstl are the key representatives of radical self-observation as reflected in the naked self. However, this volume also presents artists such as Jean Cocteau, Henry Fuseli, David Hockney, Edvard Munch, Auguste Rodin, Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, and Louise Bourgeois. It contains a variety of essays that examine concepts such as masculinity and the construction of identity, male desire in modern art and the nude man as a motif in advertising.