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Women Bathing [electronic resource]

France télévisions distribution
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Beginning with the classical and biblical subjects of Diana, Susannah, and Bathsheba, this program discusses female nudity as it relates to the act of bathing. Depicted as a chaste ritual, a sensual invitation, and a terrifying opportunity for violence, the act of bathing is deconstructed and scrutinized from an artistic point of view. Topics include the inherent dramatic tension of nudity; the thematic provocation of the gaze, as when a character in a painting looks at a bather or when a bather looks out at a viewer; the concealing and revealing of the body with wraps and towels; and the power of actions both mundane and symbolic, such as the combing of hair. Contains nudity.
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Run Time
27 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Every Picture Tells a Story: Artistic Themes Through the Ages
Every picture tells a story
  • Women and Water in Art (2:13)
  • Nude Bathing Women in Art and Cinema (3:06)
  • Bathing Women in Art: Easy Prey (3:21)
  • Cloth and Hair: Ambiguity in Women Bathing Art (3:39)
  • Common Motifs in Women Bathing Art (4:13)
  • Women Bathing: The Bathtub and Photography (3:45)
  • Changes to the Women Bathing Motif (4:21)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001.
Publisher no.
  • 30681s Films Media Group
  • 30686 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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