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Quote Art completes what nature cannot bring to a finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature’s unrealized end. —Aristotle on the ideal In photographing the nude, it is my aim to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified form, illuminating the innate life force and spirit … My quest, through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity. To indicate ideal proportion, to reveal sculptural mass and the dominating spirit is my goal. The difference between my photographs and Edward [Weston]’s is he is a man and I am a woman. A man’s nude suggests ‘What is your phone number?’ When
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Unformatted text preview: I look at a woman I look at her as being me. I identify with her beauty and proportions. There is never sexiness in my photographs. Sensuousness? Yes. —Ruth Bernhard One conception of the nude Kenneth Clark. The Nude: A study in ideal form Judeo-Christian Greek / Renaissance humanism sin beauty naked nude realism idealism Issues child pornography versus government censorship of art the male gaze versus the female gaze Photographers Ruth Bernhard, 1905- Flor Garduno, 1957– Bill Brandt, 1904-1983 Ken Josephson, 1932– Irving Penn, 1917 Jock Sturges, 1947– George Platt Lynes 1907–1955 Sally Mann, 1951– Lucien Clergue, 1934– Class 18. The photographic nude...
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