Saturday, August 20, 2005

Nude Art

Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase (1912)

The noblest in art is the nude. This truth is recognized by all, and followed by painters, sculptors and poets; only the dancer has forgotten it, who should most remember it, as the instrument of her art is the human body itself.
- Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), The Dancer of the Future (1928, written ca.1902)


Theodore Diran Lyons III said...

The nude never gets old. It's because we all are sick! lol. It's all an algorithm of veuyeristic self-gratification and vanity, tempered with philosophical rhetoric as justification...What do you think of Beecroft's work?

Oh, and I posted some thoughts on the Difficult Beauty thread. Sorry to enter late, been traveling...

Hans said...

Duncan leads to the genious Russian poet Sergei Yesenin. I adore his poems and read them from time to time. More on Yesenin at wikipedia here:

and poems of him here:

But better to know Russian and to read the originals.


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