August 4, 2007 – November 3, 2007
In classical antiquity the nude was a revered and frequently depicted artistic subject. The reverence for the nude as art would wax and wane over the centuries due in part to changing societal mores. The experimentation occasioned by the advent of Modernism brought new freedom to artists wishing to express their ideas about the human form. European avant-garde movements influenced to varying degrees California artists working in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. This exhibition explores some of the ways that the California Modernists interpreted the most intimate of subjects – the human body.
A color brochure of the exhibition is available upon request.