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Artist: André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York) Date: 1933 Medium: Gelatin silver print Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.3 cm (9 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 Accession Number: 1987.1100.321 Rights and Reproduction: © The Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures Description Kertész accentuated the narrow ribcage and long waist of the ideal contemporary woman by photographing his model in a carnival mirror. If the top half of this beautiful nude resembles those Modigliani painted, the swell of the haunch recalls Mannerist nudes and their nineteenth-century revivals, especially Ingres' grande odalisque. . SCAVENGER HUNT Choose a theory of visual art described in this week’s Learning Resource titled “A historical overview of ideas guiding the visual arts in the Western world: from Plato to the present day.” Then find a related work of visual art represented within the Learning Resource link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, or any of the Learning Resources included within the “Range of Visual Arts.” Discuss your interest in both and the relation you see between them.

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