And nor is being covered up a guarantee that one will be looked kindly upon. If we look at some of the nudes painted by the Victorian artist William Etty, we get a rough understanding of what such an ideal was meant to convey: For there is a fundamental ambiguity in the nature of human existence: The owner of both woman and painting. Please Email the Editor.
Sex is offered as an almost hallucinatory theme in these, and the naked body is treated with an innocence that, say, a landscape painter reserves for nature.
Transforming nakedness into nudity
The history of the nude in art is one of prudishness, submission and body appropriation. It points to the ongoing role played by male-male relations in shaping female experiences. A fishy affair The formalin scare in Goa has become a major political issue. Street is where the art is. An explainer on the standoff between the government We produce articles written by researchers and academics.