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From the earliest times, human beings have found it difficult to represent their own bodies in a straightforward way. The rare painted images of humans in Paleolithic art are much less naturalistic than the images of animals created at the same epoch. At the dawn of art, representations of the nude body were simply vehicles for statement about the need for fertility if the human race was to survive successfully. Both Paleolithic and Neolithic sculptures tend to present human males and females in terms of exaggerated sexual characteristics. The Venus of Willendorf is one of the best-known Paleolithic examples. The recently discovered Hongshan Neolithic-to-Chalcolithic culture that flourished in Northeastern China and adjacent regions of Mongolia from c.3500 BC to c.2000 BC produced numerous jade statues and amulets that emphasize the sexual aspect. In some of these, the female body is reduced to a pair of breasts and a vulva. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teague Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102243/bk_acx0_102243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist. Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war and teetering on the brink of revolution: this novel tells the story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented - and provocative - Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Jennifer Cody Epstein's epic brings to life the woman behind the lush, Cezannesque nude self-portraits, capturing with lavish detail her life in the brothel and then as a concubine to a Republican official who would ultimately help her find her way as an artist. Moving with the tide of historical events, The Painter from Shanghai celebrates a singularly daring painting style - one that led to fame, notoriety, and, ultimately, a devastating choice: between Pan's art and the one great love of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012380/bk_adbl_012380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2028. Prime Minister Fitzwilliams' instincts tell him it's time to call a snap election. His cabinet team is adequate (just), the howling protests of the doctors after the GP changes has finally died down and, best of all, the Australian Greens are in receivership. So what could possibly go wrong? The PM is prepared for everything until he finds himself facing what he least expected - an actual opposition. How do you deal with a party that doesn't play by the rules, protests in the nude, sends mail by carrier pigeon and has a list of candidates all called Ned Ludd? Welcome to the Australia of 2028, where parking meters double as poker machines, radio shock jocks have been automated, the Communist Party of China has turned itself into a multinational corporation and ASIO's glory days are so far over that it's resorting to surveillance of a Charles Dickens reading group. Outrageous, sharp and wickedly funny, 2028 takes us into the near future, where the not very good ideas around today have become 10 years worse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Herbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050844/bk_adbl_050844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This monograph is about an artistic journey set off eighty years ago in the nascent Republic China. It charged into the "impossible" realm--nudity--in the grand Chinese tradition and turned it, if somewhat by accident, into the "possible", unveiling perhaps the most censored body in the art world. The journey has since been progressing--at times in twists and turns--although the artist, Xu Beihong, who initiated it had died 14 years after the set-off--never had a chance to reap results--leaving behind a legacy largely misunderstood and undervalued. Xu Beihong, a Paris academy-trained Chinese painter at the turn of the 20th century, professed to reform a declining art at a time when China was seeking new political and cultural lights shed by the West. With a stern belief in the Western realism, Xu had brought home not just the realist techniques but also the classic iconography of the nude dated back to the Renaissance Venus. Xu had not offered us voluminous art works in this respect, but his bold, if experimental, attempt has posed significant impacts on both his followers and rivalries. Not just an artistic journey Xu had initiated. It was indeed an artistic Pandora's Box opened.