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A beautifully painted, oversized collection of increasingly erotic images of William's "muse," artist Soey Milk. A diminutive but well shaped Asian model, here she poses for gentle portraits, complex illustrative tableaux, and ultimately highly erotic nudes, even with other girls and hints of bondage and domination/submission. Williams is already stretching his talent, capturing her in a variety of media and poses. It's one of the most arresting and fascinating collections of his art we've seen.
"Among Williams' painted works, one can see a correlation between intertwined figures and turbulent colorscape of Kokoschka's "The Brides of the Wind," only one of hundreds of works that can be traced to his tumultuous relationship with Alma Mahler. Likewise, Williams has frequently been compared to Schiele, and never has it been more evident than between his drawings of Soey Milk and Shiele's renderings of Walburga 'Wally' Neuzil. Between both these pairings, rarely did either artist have a subject whose gaze was so strenuous and whose face and figure provided such a significant level of personality. Neither of these models ever appear to be the idealized porcelain goddess turned flesh of old nor are they merely incarnations of lust objects. These are complex and fully formed women..." - Ryan Ebelt, from his introduction.
Here are included samples of artwork by other artist working with their own muses, from Rodin and Diego Rivera, to Manet and de Kooning. :"...and it is said that we can detect in her figure the love of the artist..." -Pliny the Elder.
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Item Code VIALH Publisher ASFA Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781934298138 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 12x13 # Pages 64pg Color Full Color