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Four Nudes in the City

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Four Nudes in the City

Lucien Clergue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1983, printed 2006

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

12 in x 16 in (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel

Label copy
Recent Acquisitions: Curators Choice Part I, November 12, 2011-March 18, 2012
Lucien Clergue
France, born 1934
Four Nudes in the City
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel, 2008/2.198.1

Subject matter
Clergue began working with nude figures in 1956. He began periodically photographing in the United States after 1961, producing many nudes in New York, including his Zebra Nudes series. His nude figures remain anonymous as he explores themes of life, sexuality, and the universality of the human form. In this photograph, four nudes lie prone, their curvilinear forms repeating into the background. 

Physical Description
This photograph shows four nude figures lying prone, their forms repeating in a diagonal across the frame.

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nudes (representations)
repetition (artistic concept)

4 Related Resources

F18 Davis - HONORS 135 - Fractals: Their Beauty and Topology
(Part of: Examples of Past Course Collections)
F20 Barry - ENVIRON 244: Art in Nature: Micro to Macro
(Part of: Examples of Online Activities)
SP21 Barry - ENVIRON 244: Art in Nature: Micro to Macro
(Part of: Examples of Online Activities)

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