Philip Pearlstein's Revivalist Nudes
Philip Pearlstein is an influential American painter best known for his Modernist Realism nudes. He led a revival in realist art, capturing flesh and tone with gorgeous sensibility. He is now a distinguished professor emeritus and has paintings in collections of over 70 public art museums. Sidney Tillim wrote that "[Pearlstein] paints the nude not as a symbol of beauty and pure form but as a human fact--implicitly perfect."