Spotlight Talk » Beholding the American Nude: Painting vs. Sculpture with Curator Lynne Ambrosini
Join Lynne D. Ambrosini, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, and Chief Curator at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, for this special Spotlight Talk in memory of art historian Robert Rosenblum. Since the founding of the United States, Americans have had a troubled relationship with artistic renderings of the nude. In both painting and sculpture, since the eighteenth century, reactions have more often been outrage and condemnation than praise for even some of the most famous nudes. This free-ranging presentation will explore examples from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, examining works of art by artists as diverse as Thomas Eakins and Marcel Duchamp, and Hiram Powers and Jeff Koons, all of whom have created variations on the theme. Whether ideal, austere, coy, or camp, the nude commands our attention to this day.
An influential historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, Rosenblum challenged the norms of modern art and its history.
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