"Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither..." (The Book of Job 1:21)
The nude has remained an ever present piece in art history. The nude, in essence captures humanity across the ages (ezinearticles.com). Since the beginning of time, the male and female nude has been inspiring artists. The shapes and forms that make up the body naturally create beauty and sensuality. Even with the first caveman drawing, the human form was etched in artistic impression thus adding aesthetic features to their creations. While many artists choose the female body, men and women choose to see the nude body differently. Men choose to paint women so they are more appealing and pleasing to the male eye where women artists show it like it is. They are not afraid to be honest. An artist can do whatever he wishes with the canvas, the vision is his. He can bring out certain features or exaggerate others, place the nude in whatever setting and pose he things will be most pleasing to the eye. While there is always difficulty and problems that occur because of the canvas they choose, the artists overcome the stigma and taboo that comes along with the word nude. It's very difficult to find works that are able to materialize the fantastic conjunction of the Nude with Art. Only a few masters in the history of art were able to pass this test. The true essence of art is beauty, joined with the sensuality of the nude, often confused with vulgarity. Nudity is always disquieting, instigating and surprising. So the artist, both in painting and in sculpture, in dancing or in photography, discovers in the nude a profound link with the pureness of being. Sensuality stimulates creativity in every sense. Sensuality also evokes love, passion and the creation of man. This is why nudity moves us so profoundly. (OCAIW)
Tamara de Lempika “Adam and Eve” 1932
Tamara de Lempika changed her lifestyle during the 20’s. She became so obsessed with her work, not...
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