Saturday, September 8, 2007

Nude Figure Paintings

Some people get worked up about nude figure paintings, for a variety of reasons-- they will sat that "the nude" has largely to do with things like male dominance over women, sexism in general, pornography, etc. Of course, the nude has a long tradition in art, and you can see nudes in paintings, drawings, and sculptures in virtually any art museum you may visit. Big deal.

I am not in the mood for a lengthy philosophical treatise on nudes at the moment-- suffice it to say that I like looking at them and I like painting them. If it was good enough for Michelangelo, it's good enough for me.

Here are three nudes that I painted a few years ago. They are all acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20".

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