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Picturing a World

Clothed model

When Jeanette first goes to the Académie Julian, Rodolphe Julian explains that he offers three classes to women in which the models are nude, draped, or fully clothed. The last was intended primarily for amateurs whose embarrassment at naked flesh could be accommodated. Nevertheless, the folds of clothing also required careful study as anyone who made a living from genre painting or portraiture knew, and Julian kept a large inventory of costumes for all his students’ use. Doesn’t this image pair nicely with Poynter’s anatomical study shown on March 6th?
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