Nude is a tradition in painting.
The interest for a painter is to represent anatomy far away from criteria of fashion and magazines.
Pretty natural bodies without implants, botox, silicone.
I like naked caractères, freed from moral constraints, evolving in dreamlike landscapes,
narrative as at Delvaux's.
This narrative emancipation is just possible in a permissive and democratic society.
Abandonned characters - Oil on canvas. 92 x 73. 2010
Nude, in history of art, a few scattered souvenirs...
The deprecative function of naked body in religious art. The body associated with sin, human weakness, rotting, contempt of the body, contempt of life.
The goddesses of Titian, whether Virgo, saints
or women they are.
David's moralizing nudes, his naked warriors, a helmet on the head... and all the pitiful auricular flutes of these gentlemen, sculpted and painted throughout the history of art. They were to be exhibit without the sensitive public could yearn anything.
The sublime faces of Manet's Olympia and her servant.
The libidinous conventional nudes of pompiers and XIXe orientalist.
Too conventional and too libidinous to be touching.
Purely cerebral unstructured and analytical nudes
of XXe century.
The women painted by Otto Dix.
A nude is exciting when a strong personality emanate from the model. It's psychological truth that generate a sensual emotion.
One of the most voluptuous Adam and Eve in the history of painting, that of Rubens (who painted another one not to be confused). The black harmonies of plants, that of the snake that ripples above Eve's head, that of the branches that hide Eve's sex while focusing attention on it.
Vampire in the brambles.
Oil on canvas. 116 x 89. 2010