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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s nude Venus inspects a rag of clothes (sfw)

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s nude Venus inspects a rag of clothes (sfw)

Michelangelo Pistoletto - Venus of the Rags, 1967, 1974
Michelangelo PistolettoVenus of the Rags, 1967, 1974, Marble and textiles, 2120 x 3400 x 1100 mm

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s (b. 1933) Venus of the Rags contrasts the life-sized statue of the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Pistoletto’s depiction stands with a large pile of vibrantly colored and discarded clothes that are mounded on the ground, positioned with her back to the viewers, her face and body rest against the pile of fabrics that upsurges before her, so her face is ultimately veiled.

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