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Returning the Gaze: Diverse Representations of the Nude in the Art of Suzanne Valadon
The Art Bulletin
Vol. 73, No. 3 (Sep., 1991), pp. 415-430
Published by: College Art Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3045814
Page Count: 16
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The significance of the art of Suzanne Valadon has long been overlooked largely due to the conventional methodologies used to interpret it. A multiple perspective that engages issues of class, gender, artistic milieu, and artistic conventions reveals a different body of work than the one posited in the literature at present. A study of her female nudes through such a multiple perspective discloses a diversity of representations that sometimes participate in, sometimes resist, and sometimes renegotiate the conventions of the genre.
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