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  • ISBN: 0736557857
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
"Every picture tells a story: artistic themes throughout the ages"--Container.
Summary, etc.:
Beginning with the classical and biblical subjects of Diana, Susannah, and Bathsheba, this program discusses female nudity as it relates to the act of bathing. Depicted as a chaste ritual, a sensual invitation, and a terrifying opportunity for violence, the act of bathing is deconstructed and scrutinized from an artistic point of view. Topics include the inherent dramatic tension of nudity; the thematic provocation of the gaze, as when a character in a painting looks at a bather or when a bather looks out at a viewer; the concealing and revealing of the body with wraps and towels; and the power of actions both mundane and symbolic, such as the combing of hair.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also as videocassette.
System Details Note:
Subject: Female nude in art.
Women in art.
Baths in art.
Nude in art.
Art > Themes, motives.
Digital recordings.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.

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