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Nude in glass (Art Nouveau) by René Lalique. Not only was - a specific - nude considered to be decorative, the naked female body was reduced to mere decorative element, something that pleases. Nothing more is expected from it. It is as if Lalique took the abstract idea of beauty and cast it in glass.

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