Ask Morgana 184: Yury Annenkov

In 1922 the Russian science-fiction novelist Yevgeny Zamyatin said of his compatriot, Annenkov, “he has a keen awareness of the extraordinary rush and dynamism of our epoch. His sense of time is developed to the hundredth of a second. He has the knack–characteristic of Synthetism – of giving only the synthetic essence of things.” The three images below show that quality applied to women. Why is it that a naked woman is a nude, but when you add stockings and shoes she becomes an erotic fantasy? Are we back to the question of objectification again?





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