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Modeling Life: Art Models Speak about Nudity, Sexuality, and by Sarah R. Phillips

By Sarah R. Phillips

A attention-grabbing attention of the paintings of existence versions and the types’ personal views on their craft.

This is a publication approximately lifestyles modeling. in contrast to the painter whose identify seems beside his comprehensive portrait, the existence version, posing nude, maybe for months, is going unacknowledged. status at a distinct juncture—between nude and bare, among low and high tradition, among paintings and pornography—the lifestyles version is popular in a complete sculpture, yet scorned for her or his posing. utilising large interviews with either female and male versions and quoting them usually, Sarah R. Phillips supplies a voice to lifestyles versions. She explores the that means that lifestyles versions supply to themselves and to their paintings and seeks to appreciate the lived adventure of existence versions as they perform their occupation. all through background, humans have romanticized lifestyles types in an air of mystery of bohemian eroticism, or condemned them as strippers or intercourse staff. Modeling lifestyles unearths how lifestyles versions get into the enterprise, coping with sexuality within the studio, what it capacity to be a “muse,” and why their paintings is important.

Sarah R. Phillips is affiliate Professor of Sociology at Pacific University.

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