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The pose of Felipe Castanedas Reclining Nude clearly evokes classic forms, echoing the languorous lounging figures of famous nudes like Antonio Canovas Pauline Borghese as Venus, but its simplified form and fidelity to its medium (alabaster) are uniquely modernist in style. The clean lines are especially influenced by Castanedas familiarity with pre-Columbian artifacts whose austere beauty influenced his own use of form. Felipe Castaneda was born in La Palma in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, an area rich in those artifacts. Drawn to art from an early age, as a young man he moved to Mexico City to...
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