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"Body Work: Photographs of Nudes"
2000-08-26 until 2001-01-07
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Instituteís
permanent collection, will feature the work of about
ten internationally known photographers. Their
pictures span more than one hundred years and
represent every major movement in photography.
Eadweard Muybridge, working in the late 19th
century, included nude men and women in an
extensive analysis of human motion.
Steichen, as a turn-of-the-century pictorialist, idealized
the nude, making evocative, soft-focus images.
Edward Weston, working after World War I, created
Modernist images of women, often emphasizing abstract shapes and forms. During the
second half of the 20th century, photographers such as Bill Brandt and Judy Coleman
continued to engage the human figure in a wide range of imagery, making it one of the
mediumís most enduring subjects.
Gelatin Silver Print