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The Nude Through Art

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/the-renaissance-nude

Lilith introduces this wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy. I posted sometime ago about Sunday Sketchpad Why Paint Nudes? and discussed how people interact differently when they are nude. Not because they are embarrassed, no, its not that. It is because devoid of clothes, we are classless and no-one can tell of our financial status, our likes and dislikes, our culture even. This is why it is liberating.

In the same way, it is also the most challenging form of painting a human. Clothes can be used to hide imperfect brushstrokes…or that bit of light and shade that you just can’t get right! Here is one of my new nudes. A relief sculpture.

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