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Egon Schiele at Richard Nagy

by Alex Field
I used to go and visit galleries in Scotland with an intensely feminist friend and the same thing always happened. We would walk past a Renaissance nude and my friend would become enraged that the artist had portrayed his subject with no body hair whatsoever. Rubens’ women, for instance, are smooth, curvaceous, perfect: 17th century embodiments of beauty and fecundity. In reality, we’re not quite like that; looking groomed takes a lot of, well, grooming.In contrast, Egon Schiele painted his women in their natural state; no carefully choreographed poses, no special clothing, no best sid... [more]
Posted by Alex Field on 6/5/11