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Berlin Nude

Accession Number
1984/1.277.11

Title
Berlin Nude

Artist(s)
Helmut Newton

Artist Nationality
Australian

Object Creation Date
1977

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 1/16 in x 12 3/16 in (20.48 cm x 30.96 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Gerald and Selma Lotenberg

Subject matter
A photograph from a portfolio of images in which Helmut Newton depicts celebrities, designers and models in highly contrived poses and often placed in decadent scenes. In this photograph, a woman lays in a bed, wearing only a bra. Her head awkwardly rests on pillows as she leans back on one elbow. Her legs disappear under the sheets which are pulled back to display her body. A bedside light increases the sense that her body is distorted.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a nude woman reclining on a bed, smiling and gazing back at the viewer. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
bed
bedrooms
beds (furniture)
female
females
interior spaces (spaces by location)
modern and contemporary art
night tables
nudes
nudes (representations)
reclining
sheets (bed coverings)

9 Related Resources

Decadence
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Femmes Fatales
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Horror
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Photographic Portraiture 1970-1989
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)
Sexuality and Censorship
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
The Human Body, a survey
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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