A Female Artist Paints Female Nudes Without The Erotic Undertones (NSFW)

September 26, 2014 1:57 PM

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A Female Artist Paints Female Nudes Without The Erotic Undertones (NSFW)

Thing about the history of nude portraiture. Which paintings come to mind? Manet's "Olympia," Goya's "Nude Maja" or perhaps Courbet's "Origin of the World" if you're getting real? Whatever impromptu string of scantily clad portraits spring to mind, odds are most were painted by men.

German-based artist Susannah Martin is doing her best to uproot this rather uniform trajectory, painting the female body from a -- wait for it -- female point of view. Her contemporary takes on the classical nude imbues female forms with an independent spirit removed from male judgment or approval. ...

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