I was in Chicago with time on my hands and the sweet woman murmured to me -- you know how this goes -- "Would you like to see the Art Institute? That's the correct answer when a woman asks you about art. Yes, absolutely, ma cherie.
For those that do not know it is the Spanish or Italian language appreciation of the female 'derriere'. After sometime contemplating I decided to do an Art piece to see if I could succeed in elegantly shooting the female form in a different way involving open leg and more explicit shots yet still keep it to a non tacky degrading standard. To my surprise I think I succeeded although it was not an easy task to try and make everything artistic but so proud that I did.
In my latest pathetic attempt to strike it rich, I took the fascinating old oil painting that had been gathering dust in my basement to the fairgrounds for appraisal by art experts. First, however, I had to make sure my art was completely bundled in a thick tablecloth before leaving the house last Saturday. Then they all erupted in cackling laughter while I stood there, clutching my covered canvas, and squirming.
THE bequiling female form in all its beauty is to be celebrated in monochrome glory by local artist Maurice Hannon at a new exhibition in St John's starting on Friday night. In a total departure from his prior work on the Kerry landscape, Maurice has turned his attention to that favourite subject of male artists since time immemorial - the naked woman. Thankfully, for the species, the female figure continues to inspire and Maurice's work is sure to have the lads talking like right art experts before long. I started off with iconic women, but changed my mind soon after for studies of more down to earth subjects," Maurice explained.
This image is one of general desecration. The woman is being carried bodily over the shoulder of a muscular man whose fists are clenched; she is nearly naked with her clothing being torn open; she is reaching back toward the atlar, presumably in supplication to the goddess. There is no sexy here.
A very vague question, agreed, but do share your two cents. I have a giant pet peeve when it comes to what Americans "think" is art photography of the female form. Most people think of the photographs in Playboy Magazine as being art photography.
The sweet woman loves galleries and French impressionists and the sunny gardens of Pierre Bonnard. While looking at them, she is likely to say something about color and texture. But I am an American man and color and texture are not my strong suits.
An art model poses for any visual artist as part of the creative processproviding a visual reference for the human figure in a work of art. However, more than being simply the subject of art, models are often thought of as musesa source of inspiration without whom the art would not exist. Art models are often paid professionals with skill and experience but are rarely employed full-time, and artists may also rely on friends and family to pose.
People have been creating works of art since ancient times as evidenced by the many artifacts uncovered in ruins of ancient civilizations. The way that they were presented has shown modern man how the skills of the artists were developed and how art evolved through the years. The subjects of art can be diverse.