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Rafael Argullol

A Sensory Education

A Personal History of the Female Nude in Painting

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Acantilado

June 2012

192 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Una educación sensorial

Una educación sensorial is not only a title but also an exact description of this book’s contents, delivered through the experience of a teenager who discovers in art what life has so far failed to offer, and of an adult who recalls, years later, what was an exceptional and, in many senses, a magical apprenticeship. The subtitle, too, is accurate since, as the reader will find, Argullol also reflects on eroticism, offering a veritable history of nudes in painting based on his own subjective experience.

Prizes

Casa de America Prize for the Best Essay, 2012

Praises

«A rich, enjoyable book».
Luis Antonio de Villena

«An exceptional essay».
La voz de Galicia

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