Early Erotic Photography by Serge Nazarieff

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Until the advent of photographic reproduction in the mid-nineteenth century, portrayal of the naked body - preferably female - was the painter's prerogative. Whereas painting usually veiled sensuality with religious or mythological connotations, nude photography revealed it directly and without inhibition. Although classic fine art poses are often copied, the photographic model's inviting expression or lascivious gesture addresses the observer much more immediately. The erotically suggestive aura of these pictures has not lost its subtle effect even today.

Taschen, 1994.
ISBN: 9783822894538. 200 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.