The modern reclining nude

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.

taryn andreatta reclining nude

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Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)
Taryn Andreatta by Stephane Coutelle (NSFW)

Where fetish fashion and fine art collide, you can view all of Taryn Andreatta in Reclining Nude at the gallery above.

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