They invite us to respond to them in terms of our everyday experience; to consider them in the context of art history; and interpret them as signs in wider currents in society. The nude is not something we look at comfortably. Continue reading
“God created man in his own image. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” The Book Of Genesis, Bible, King James Version Continue reading
In A Different Light was a 1995 exhibition of art exploring Queer Identity curated by Lawrence Rinder & Nayland Blake. The following are notes taken from the accompanying book – Continue reading
Melanie Manchot’s (p.18) photographs of her naked mother force us to challenge our perceptions of youth as a physical ideal (Look up John Coplans too) – compare the two. Which is more acceptable? Which is more appealing? Is the older nude male more attractive than the older nude female?
Joerg Colberg poses a very interesting stand-point about how to make our images ‘count’
What’s at stake here?
Does the artist risk something with this work?