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Undressing the Nude - Joslyn Art Museum the Nude... · Undressing the Nude Activity Each of these paintings/sculptures represents a larger theme, or idea, rather than “nudity.”

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  • Family Gallery Guide

    Undressing the Nude

    Activity

    Each of these paintings/sculptures represents a larger theme, or idea, rather than nudity.

    Can you guess the subject for each artw

    ork? Draw

    a line to match the painting or sculpture

    to its theme.

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    Return of Sping (Le Printemps)

    1886

    Auguste Rodin,

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    oliath1575-1642

    (No need to be embrassed!)

  • Begin your exploration of Undressing the Nude...Travel to the main level of the Memorial Building and look for Gallery 2. If you need help, a Museum officer will be happy to direct you!

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    Scott GalleryGallery 2

    Hitchcock Gallery

    Gallery 3Gallery 1

    Kiewit GalleryGallery 4

    Drew GalleryGallery 5

    Lauritzen GalleryGallery 9

    Gallery 10Durham GalleryGallery 7

    U.S. Bank/Rismiller Gallery

    Gallery 16

    KingmanGallery

    Gallery 6

    MerriamGallery

    Gallery 8

    Gallery 17

    Omaha World-Herald Gallery Gallery 14

    Gallery 15

    Swanson Gallery

    Gallery 12

    Swanson Gallery

    Gallery 11

    Yanney GalleryGallery 13

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    Garden Gallery I

    Willis A. Strauss Family Gallery

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    Garden Gallery III

    Garden Gallery IV

    Robert B. DaughertyFoundation

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    Reecting Pool

    WitherspoonConcert Hall

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    Foyer

    Storz Fountain Court

    Wiesman Promenade

    Strauss BridgeConAgra Foods Atrium

    Caf Durham

    CooperFoundationClassroom

    Riley Family Gallery

    MastersonClassroom

    HitchcockMuseum

    Shop

    AbbottLecture Hall

    DurhamCenter forWesternStudies

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    Scott GalleryGallery 2

    Hitchcock Gallery

    Gallery 3Gallery 1

    Kiewit GalleryGallery 4

    Drew GalleryGallery 5

    Lauritzen GalleryGallery 9

    Gallery 10Durham GalleryGallery 7

    U.S. Bank/Rismiller Gallery

    Gallery 16

    KingmanGallery

    Gallery 6

    MerriamGallery

    Gallery 8

    Gallery 17

    Omaha World-Herald Gallery Gallery 14

    Gallery 15

    Swanson Gallery

    Gallery 12

    Swanson Gallery

    Gallery 11

    Yanney GalleryGallery 13

    MODERN & CONTEMPORARY

    SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

    17TH-19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN19TH CENTURY/IMPRESSIONISM

    MEDIEVAL &RENAISSANCE

    ART OF THE AMERICAN WEST

    Garden Gallery I

    Willis A. Strauss Family Gallery

    Garden Gallery II

    Garden Gallery III

    Garden Gallery IV

    Robert B. DaughertyFoundation

    Entry Plaza

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    Reecting Pool

    WitherspoonConcert Hall

    ConcertHall

    Foyer

    Storz Fountain Court

    Wiesman Promenade

    Strauss BridgeConAgra Foods Atrium

    Caf Durham

    CooperFoundationClassroom

    Riley Family Gallery

    MastersonClassroom

    HitchcockMuseum

    Shop

    AbbottLecture Hall

    DurhamCenter forWesternStudies

    ConAgra FoodsAtrium

    ATRIUM ENTRANCE

    EastFoyer

    MAINENTRANCE

    FoundersRoom

    SCOT

    T PA

    VILI

    ON

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    L BU

    ILDI

    NG

    Non-Public Areas

    Minds Eye Gallery

    Dodge Street

    24th

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    ScottEdTechGallery

    OmahaSteaks

    ConferenceRoom

    Evelyn A. Veach Atrium Garden

    Charles and Mary Heider

    Minds Eye Gallery

    AMERICAN ART

    Teacher Resource Center

    Discovery Garden

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    Use the star icon to help you locate the paintings

    and sculptures mentioned in this gallery guide.

    Why Nudity?

    In more modern times, artists dared to depict everyday people nude. Critics claimed it was an ugly view of modern life.

    From Renaissance to Neoclassical times, nude subjects, male and female, were strictly limited to religious figures, as a sign of reverence, and mythological figures, as symbols of history. A detailed, precise rendering of a nude was seen as thehighest, and most difficult, form of art.

    Nudity in art has its origins as early as ancient Greece, when artists depicted males as idealized nudes to assert their health, strength, and grace. For the opposite gender, nudity was considered too scandalous. As a result, females remained clothed.

    Recognizing Realistic and Abstract Human Forms

    A realistic representation of the human form reflects nature, or real life, and is easily recognizable. An abstraction of the human form suggests real life, but is less recognizable.

    See if you can decipher which is which?

    The Perfect Proportion

    - 8 head lengths high from tip of the skull to the toes.

    - The elbow should align with the belly button.

    - The wrist should align with the groin area.

    - Where the body bends should be at half, or the bottom of the 4th head down.

    What makes a realistic painting or sculpture look so real? Proportion is a design principle that artists use to make objects look realistic. Find a painting of a person and see if the figure meets the requirements of perfect proportion.

    Did the figure measure up?

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