The Nude in Print

Childs Gallery
Jun 22, 2017 6:27PM

                                      July 6 – August 20, 2017

Anders Zorn, Swedish (1860-1920), The Swan, 1915, Etching

Paul Landacre, American (1893-1963), Anna, 1938, Wood engraving

Man Ray, American (1890-1976), Kiki Lying Down, 1971, Etching

BOSTON, MA – From the delicate curves of Anders Zorn’s nudes to the hard-edged angles of Milton Avery’s modernist figures, The Nude in Print, on view July 6 through August 20, 2017, is an exhibition focused on printmaking of the 20th and early 21st century featuring the nude. Both American and European artists are represented, working in a variety of techniques, including etching, mezzotint, wood engraving, and lithography.

The nude has been a significant subject in art from Antiquity through present day. Depictions range from classical ideal to modernist abstraction, from chaste academic study to more provocative portrayals. The 20th century saw the nude’s gradual liberation from classical and academic constraints as artists began to challenge idealized representations. Modern approaches to the nude encompass an exciting range of styles, techniques, and applications.

On display in Childs Gallery’s recently re-opened Print Room, The Nude in Print presents a broad range of interpretations of the nude in a variety of print media. Artists represented include Milton Avery, Arthur B. Davies, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Paul Landacre, Boris Lovet-Lorski, Man Ray, John Sloan, Jacques Villon, and Anders Zorn, among many others.

Rockwell Kent
The Lovers, 1928
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