Ava Valsten

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posing the body without showing the face - only the gesture of being seen as a body

In this lecture I focus on the paintings of Picasso and Braques, but also look briefly at Cubist sculpture and at Purism.

Unknown (?) model posing for Ingres as a body

) model posing for Ingres as a body

Kiki posing as being seen as a body

Kiki posing as being seen as a body

Maria at the well

Maria at the well

the body of gesture

the body of gesture

The body in function of doing

The body in function of doing

Victorian post mortem photo

POST MORTEM (Paul Frecker collection) - A glossy gelating silver print probably dating from the second quarter of the twentieth century. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the mount reads Sister Clara's daughter / Astrid Lindholm / in Sweden.

Unwanted babies for sale in 1940's Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, pverty-stricken families, or prostitutes.

History In Pictures ‏ Unwanted babies for sale in Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, poverty-stricken families, or prostitutes. ------ so apparently you didn't need the black market if you wanted to sell a baby in Italy