Mus(e)ing Bodies in Nancy Huston and Guy Oberson's Poser nue

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This article examines Poser nue (2011), a critical commentary about the female nude by Nancy Huston alongside sketches of male nudes, couples, flowers and assorted body parts by her partner Guy Oberson. The article first examines Huston's presentation of nude models' and sex-workers' experience of nudity, which offers an intersectional study of modeling and victimization, and emphasizes the importance of mind and body as well as gender difference when it comes to desire and artistic creation. The essay ends with Oberson's more fluid portrayals of people and plants, and concludes that this clash of sorts between words and images is ultimately a lesson in love and art—that difference should be treasured as well as renegotiated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages11
JournalWomen in French Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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