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Anatomy of Feelings

Accession Number
1980/2.243.43

Title
Anatomy of Feelings

Artist(s)
Vladimir Yankilevsky

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1972

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
9 5/8 in x 12 5/8 in (24.45 cm x 32.07 cm);12 1/16 in x 14 5/8 in (30.64 cm x 37.15 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Carl Proffer

Subject matter
Number five of fifty, the series "Anatomy of Feelings" is comprised of etchings, most of them featuring nude figures with contorted or highly abstracted bodies. 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 depicts two nude women in contorted poses, one at the front left and the other in the background on the right. There is also a large thinly-lined "X," to the right of the foreground figure. Above, there is a sun-like orb floating above the horizon line. The print is titled, numbered, signed and dated 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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