Painting and photography must always be understood within the context of their creation and the prevailing spirit of the times. Only then can we judge whether a nude is particularly revealing, provocative, or even obscene – and not only appearing to be so. Our art museums are filled with nude paintings that date back to the Renaissance and Baroque, during which not only the mythological figures of Venus, Eva, Maria, or Lucretia served as models, but also young women from the environment of the painters at the time. Through oil paint on canvas they were transformed into captivating saints or personifications of virtue, according to the visual canon and traditional reception at the time.

Selected Works

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Editions

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    Irina Ionesco
    Ma Réalité Rêvée

    Irina Ionesco: Ma Réalité Rêvée, 2016
    Hardcover linen with photograph
    33.1 x 24.8 x 2.5 cm

    Artworks by Irina Ionesco
    Design and layout by ZOO Studio
    Essays by Matthias Harder and Pierre-Paul Puljiz

    Published by Mulholland International, José Klap and Reflex Editions
    202 pages
    ISBN 978-90-82512-80-9
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Biography

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Press Features

  • Irina Ionesco | Interview by ASX

  • Upcoming: Zoo Magazine x Reflex Amsterdam showing Irina Ionesco