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Venus in Front of a Mirror II

Accession Number
1980/2.243.2

Title
Venus in Front of a Mirror II

Artist(s)
Vladimir Yankilevsky

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1972

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
9 9/16 in x 12 3/4 in (24.3 cm x 32.3 cm);11 5/8 in x 15 1/2 in (29.6 cm x 39.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Carl Proffer

Subject matter
The series "Anatomy of Feelings" is comprised of etchings, most of them featuring nude figures with contorted or highly abstracted bodies. This work is number eighteen of the fifty prints in the series. Emphasis is frequently placed on the sexual organs. The artist, Vladimir Yankilevsky was involved with the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement and often worked under a pseudonym to avoid punishment. Through several different series of prints, including "Anatomy of Feelings," Yankilevsky explores the relationship of people and their experiences in social spaces. 

Physical Description
This print shows two views of nude women separated by a partial line in the center. The figure on the right is facing out and more naturalistically rendered, yet her body has missing parts of its torso. On the left, the figure is in profile and drawn using sparse lines to outline the general shape of the gendered attributes and is more abstracted. The print is titled, numbered, signed and dated in pencil at the bottom of the page. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Russian (culture or style)
abstraction
anatomy
bodies (human and animal components)
eroticism
females
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudity
phallic

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