Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls. Male artists wonder whether they can work with the female form, while the world questions what their intentions were in the first place. By Michael Slenske.
Warning : This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work. Phoebe Mills is a young multimedia artist based in Manchester, England. Early on in her artistic career, like many women artists familiar with the vast and storied archives of art history, Mills realized something: There is one traditionally established space for a young woman in the art world, and that space is on the canvas.
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A survey has found more naked men than women appear on the walls of many art galleries across the country. There has been many complaints about the objectification of women in light of the METoo movement. Many art galleries across Britain are reviewing their collections in an effort to promote gender equality.
There is no such thing as a naked portrait. Portraits neither dress nor undress, but when Lucian Freud indulges in a category mistake, what with him being a modern old master and all, we all intone it after him. Because in the s Freud took to calling his brutalised nudes "naked portraits", the notion has caught on and naked portraits are popping up everywhere.
The quality of these paintings when finished will vary widely but the naked man says, "I have been really surprised by how well some of them do. His name is Jonathan Miller, and, a few minutes before he took off his clothes and began to pose, he was saying: "The first time I did this, I will admit, was nerve-wracking. But now, after doing it 15, 20 times, it's a lot easier. I am just being part of a fun evening in a creative and light-hearted place.