License this image. In both exhibitions this frieze-like composition , with its striking contrasts of scale, was displayed high on the gallery walls. As the title indicates, works in the group depict the artists naked, or semi-dressed, often in conjunction with scaled-up images of faeces. These primary motifs are juxtaposed with urban or parkland scenes, giant anonymous suited bodies and limbs or faces of the artists, or set against colour grounds.
Naked (uit de serie: Shitty Naked Human World)
‘Naked Eye’, Gilbert & George, | Tate
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. The Naked Truth , an interdisciplinary tour de force, addresses this lacuna, fundamentally recasting the visual, literary, and performative cultures of Viennese modernism through an innovative focus on the corporeal. Alys X. George explores the modernist focus on the flesh by turning our attention to the second Vienna medical school, which revolutionized the field of anatomy in the s.
The Naked Truth
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Alys X. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Proceeding from the centrality of the body in the works of Bahr, Klimt, and others, Alys X. But George maintains that this undue focus on psychological man has obscured the centrality of physiological man in the long arc of Viennese modernism she traces from the nineteenth century into the First Republic—a scholarly elision particularly jarring in light of nineteenth-century Viennese advances in physiology and infectious diseases. But while the body was surely a central trope in modern literature, art, and popular culture, the reader wonders whether the body was truly the central thrust of Viennese cultural production, as the narrative sometimes seems to imply.