The reclining nude is a recurrent theme in fine art, from Giorgione in the 16th century through to modernism. She traditionally sprawls, lounges, stretches or leans across a bed or couch, sometimes partially covered by a crumpled sheet, sometimes looking listless, sometimes sleepy, sometimes sensual.
Stephane Coutelle’s photo series Reclining Nude, featuring Taryn Andreatta, takes the artistic concept into the present day – replacing oilpaints with photography that’s desaturated bar for where a flush of colour dusts Andreatta’s cheeks and lips. But the real mark of the 21st century is in the added element of fetishism. A sensual reclining nude can have more than a sheet these days; as the modern nude she’s no better represented than with Bordelle’s strappy bondage-style lingerie pieces.
Where fetish fashion and fine art collide, you can view all of Taryn Andreatta in Reclining Nude at the gallery above.