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Anatomy of Feelings

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Anatomy of Feelings

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching on paper

9 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in (24.77 cm x 29.53 cm);12 5/16 in x 14 3/8 in (31.27 cm x 36.51 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 thirty-seven, 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 depicts an abstract representation of a face in profile, created with a series of biomorphic shapes and objects. The print is titled, numbered, signed and dated in pencil at the bottom of the page. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Russian (culture or style)
bodies (human and animal components)
modern and contemporary art

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