NOTES & THEORIES: Altogether Starkers: A Cultural History of the Nude in Art
Bayley, Stephen, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Very strange, the morals and politics of nudity. Paris, of all places, is in tumult about a performance by Jan Fabre where the players are neither restrained nor detained by clothes. Nor, by all accounts, sphincters or good taste. Fabre is the Belgian artist with a long-established and dreadfully tedious interest in the aesthetics of insects. He came to notice in 1982 with his signal contribution to the history of ennui, an eight-hour play called This is the theatre one should have awaited and expected. I feel stifling waves of tedium overwhelming me even writing the title. At the moment Fabre's micturating and self-pleasuring nude warriors of beauty are dividing French opinion. …
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Publication information: Article title: NOTES & THEORIES: Altogether Starkers: A Cultural History of the Nude in Art. Contributors: Bayley, Stephen - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: April 1, 2005. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.