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The Reclining Nude: Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, and Nan Goldin

Emma Wilson


The figure of a woman reclining, in repose, displayed, abandoned, fallen, asleep, or dreaming, returns in the work of women filmmakers and photographers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Filmmakers Agnès Varda and Catherine Breillat, and American photographer working in Paris, Nan Goldin, return to the paintings of Titian, Velázquez, Goya, Courbet, and others, re-imagining, and re-purposing, their images of female beauty, display, (auto)eroticism, and intimacy. This book, a sensuous evocation of these feminist works, claims a female-identified pleasure in looking. The artists explor ... More

Keywords: Reclining nude, Feminism, Agnès Varda, Catherine Breillat, Nan Goldin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620245
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Wilson, author

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