Boris TASLITZKY, Paintings, Nudes
Artists Describing Their Art:
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Picasso and Dali
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If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to include your visit in our statistics. Not surprisingly, the erotic qualities of the naked male body were very much part of contemporary discourse, and it was assumed that women, as well as men, could be aroused by images of naked people of either sex.
See a gallery of the world's most expensive paintings. One of four versions of The Scream created by Munch and the only one that is privately owned. It was intellectual rigour and artistic interest that underpinned our choice of objects in the exhibition, rather than a nod to MeToo. Moreover, European culture in the 15th and 16th centuries was characterised by ingrained misogyny. There were few female artists though the exceptions, such as the wonderful Sofonisba Anguissola, deserve to be better known , and from the early 16th century images of naked women provided a shared pleasure for powerful men who used them to show off their controlled virility.
Indeed, the idea of the female nude being mainly about the male artistic imagination — a muse whose individuality is effaced in favour of the recording of an eternal feminine beauty — is part of the new art theory of this period.
Jiri Havlik has rejected the traditional nude with this genderless, naive, ready to hang painting. David Kofton 's black pastel drawing of a nude woman lying on her side captures the glory of the morning light as it streams through a window.
We love the way in which David uses light and shadows to accentuate the soft curves of the female form. UK-based photographer Henry Clayton also goes by the name 'Ninjaprints' and has risen to success with the support of the Prince's Trust and New Enterprise. Love colour? Olivier Payeur approaches painting in a wonderfully traditional manner. No photographs were involved here; Olivier paints the human figure from life and employs oil paints to create beautifully classical nudes such as Aurelie.
Nude on a red.
Walter Sickert : The Camden Town Nudes
Russia artist Igor Shcherbakov 's oil on canvas is somthing of a masterpiece! His thick application of paint has given this nude a uniquely rich texture and his warm palette of deep oranges, pinks and reds create a beautiful, fleshy body. Elizabeth Lever 's beautiful limited edition screen print of an abstract nude, has been printed by hand on the finest quality archival art paper. Her use of off-white Italian print making paper has a subtle texture that works brilliantly to show off the glistening silver ink.
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