The new book continues his fascination with the ‘infinite variety’ of the human body
David Lynch has a history of exploring nudity in the most unsettling, fascinating and genius ways – from Isabella Rossellini standing naked in a front yard in order to portray her vulnerable mentality in the 1986 film, Blue Velvet, to that sex scene between Naomi Watts and Laura Harring in Mulholland Drive.
Most recently, is Nudes, which is a photographic publication that Lynch released last month at Paris Photo. He explained, “I like to photograph naked women. The infinite variety of the human body is fascinating: it is amazing and magic to see how different women are.”
Back in 2007, the artist exhibited his interactive soundscape exhibition, This Air Is on Fire, at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain. It was a retrospective that explored themes from his childhood, adolescence, and adult-life. A decade later, the Fondation Cartier will publish this new book, Nudes, which feature more than 100 black and white and colour images of female nudes, all captured by the artist himself. Described as being “close to abstraction (and) offering kaleidoscopic visions of the woman.” The press release adds, “They attest to David Lynch’s fascination with the infinite variety of the human body, while being in line with his cinematographic work.”
Nudes is available now