Live Nude Girl

Live Nude Girl

My Life as an Object

By Kathleen Rooney

University of Arkansas Press, Hardcover, 9781557288912, 183pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object is a lively meditation on the profession of art modeling as it has been practiced in history and as it is practiced today. Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as an artistsa model, as well as the famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages. Through a combination of personal perspective, historical anecdote, and witty prose, Life Nude Girl reveals that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.