This work follows the artists and photographers who - whether fascinated or repelled by prostitution in all its forms - captured the realities and fantasies of this ambiguous world.
From the scandalous Olympia by Manet to Degas’s The Absinthe Drinker, from Toulouse-Lautrec and Munch’s forays into brothels to the bold figures and caricature portraits of Rouault, van Dongen, and Picasso, this book illustrates how the shadowy domain of prostitution played a central role in the development of modern painting.
- Author: Guy Cogeval, Nienke Bakker, Marie Robert, Isolde Pludermach
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: December 2016