Categories Unlimited Have you ever walked into a room and noticed that one particular detail-- that one accent that really makes the room come together, looking elegant and expensively decorated? Wesselmann's Great American Nude series used the style of Playboy centerfolds to update the nude to a contemporary context: one heavily focused on the objectification and commodification of sex rather than its psychological aspect. Bather Baigneuse William A.
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Custom Orders. This is the painting of the painter Jean-Leon Gerome and was painted by him in By painting a nude in the same pose as Courbet or Manet, but one whose black identity is readily on display, Thomas forces the viewer to confront the legacy of objectification and sexism inherent in the art historical narrative. Click Here!