Wendy Steiner is the Fisher Professor of English Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania. Among her books on modern literature and visual art is ’The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art’ (2010).

In the Artist’s Studio (1920), Carl Johann Spielter.

Artists’ models are real people – we mustn’t forget this when we look at art

Recent debates over the art of Chuck Close, Balthus, and others remind us of the intertwined nature of ethics and aesthetics

14 Feb 2018