Liberatore's women. This updated art book has over 100 pages of new material. Sketches, pencil drawings, ink paintings, and finished paintings in a variety of traditional and digital media. Incredible stuff. Female and male nudity. No text other than the section headings: Desire, Pulse, Echos, Embraces, Chiaroscuro, Intimacies, Flesh.
The Italian artist of the controversial RanXerox comic series which shook the world of comics in the eighties presents in-your-face women proud of their femininity. Women in all their physical, empowered glory. This art explores limits without shame or fear and is occasionally pornographic, bizarre, or even disturbing. Includes chapters entitled ‘Desire’, ‘Pulse’ with stark black & white illustrations, ‘Embraces’ with a fearless abandonment to sheer lust, ‘Chiaroscuro’, ‘Intimacies’ with never before seen angles on the nude figure, ‘Flesh’ with soft beautiful aquarelles. This book challenges and does not leave you indifferent.
"This is the most thrilling part of the works featured, the personalization, the intimate look into the sheer joy in Tanino Liberatore’s art"
- Mark Squirek, NY Journal of Books
"An intriguing – and provocative – collection of Liberatore’s work. Here we see his portraits of feminine sexuality in all of their power. Their strength. Their mystery. We mask ourselves as we pass through the world, mask ourselves as we fear our identities and bodies, but Liberatore is only interested in tearing the masks away. It is revelatory to see what lurks behind those masks."
- Comics Waiting Room