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Ideal and Reality (CL)


A comprehensive survey of the image of the human body in 20th-century art, featuring drawings, gouaches, pastels, and watercolors by 200 artists. In the course of the 20th century, the body has become the focus of the conflict between norms and deviation, order and excess -- the symbol of a constantly changing concept of human beauty. Covering a broad segment of the history of art in our century, Ideal and Reality focuses on the tradition of figural representation and the artist's approach to the image of the nude human ...

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