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Anatomy of Feelings

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Artwork Details

Anatomy of Feelings
Vladimir Yankilevsky
etching on paper
9 1/8 in x 11 1/8 in (23.18 cm x 28.26 cm);12 3/16 in x 14 3/16 in (30.96 cm x 36.04 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Carl Proffer


Subject Matter:

The series "Anatomy of Feelings" is comprised of etchings, most of them featuring nude figures with contorted or highly abstracted bodies. This work is number twenty-three, of the fifty prints in the series. Emphasis is frequently placed on the sexual organs. The artist, Vladimir Yankilevsky was involved with the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement and often worked under a pseudonym to avoid punishment. Through several different series of prints, including "Anatomy of Feelings," Yankilevsky explores the relationship of people and their experiences in social spaces. 

Physical Description:

This print shows a bust of a figure against a barren landscape. The figure is looking to the right of the page and a mask hovers in the air in front of his face. The print is titled, numbered, signed and dated in pencil at the bottom of the page.

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