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The Last Nude

Ellis Avery

Paris, 1927, a day in July. A destitute young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most accomplished and prized works of art, including Beautiful Rafaela, “one of the most important nudes of the twentieth century” (New York Times). The relationship between the artist and her muse lasted less than a year, yet in 1980, just before Tamara died, she was working on a copy of Beautiful Rafaela. Author Ellis Avery imagines their affair from Rafaela’s point of view, and the final day of Tamara’s life from the painter’s point of view. A window into Jazz Age Paris as the forces of history close in, The Last Nude is a story of genius and craft, art and money, friendship and desire.

Paris, 1927, a day in July. A destitute young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most accomplished and prized works of art, including Beautiful Rafaela, “one of the most important nudes of the twentieth century” (New York Times). The relationship between the artist and her muse lasted less than a year, yet in 1980, just before Tamara died, she was working on a copy of Beautiful Rafaela. Author Ellis Avery imagines their affair from Rafaela’s point of view, and the final day of Tamara’s life from the painter’s point of view. A window into Jazz Age Paris as the forces of history close in, The Last Nude is a story of genius and craft, art and money, friendship and desire.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Paris, 1927, a day in July. A destitute young American named Rafaela Fano gets into the car of a dazzling stranger, the Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Struggling to halt a downward slide toward prostitution, Rafaela agrees to model for the artist. The two become lovers, and Rafaela inspires Tamara’s most accomplished and prized works of art, including Beautiful Rafaela, “one of the most important nudes of the twentieth century” (New York Times). The relationship between the artist and her muse lasted less than a year, yet in 1980, just before Tamara died, she was working on a copy of Beautiful Rafaela. Author Ellis Avery imagines their affair from Rafaela’s point of view, and the final day of Tamara’s life from the painter’s point of view. A window into Jazz Age Paris as the forces of history close in, The Last Nude is a story of genius and craft, art and money, friendship and desire.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Therese Plummer, Barbara Caruso

Length:

11h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:21:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

56:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

22:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

09:25


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

38:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

19:51


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

32:31


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:53


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

26:47


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

24:09


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:38


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

14:13


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

17:25


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

14:17


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

34:48


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

26:56


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

12:06


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

09:49


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

20:15


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

03:45


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

06:17


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

12:07


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:08


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

09:06


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

14:23


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:09


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

05:38


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

15:06


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

05:03


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

07:14


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

13:05


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

07:03


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

29:01


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

00:30