so, you think that art, truth, and sex/intimacy are deeply connected? is this what you're exploring in your art, or is it not a major theme in your works? do you know of any other artists who have worked toward uncovering where/how/why these things intert October 31 2013

Hi Animaldresses, thank you for your mail.

I think that’s what the nude genre is about and why it was and remain a main theme in art. You get to see a person in it’s most simple setup, straight to the core content, to his/her being. So there’s definitely intimacy and truth in this.

As for sex, even though it’s not clearly stated, I’d argue it’s here too, and that’s why some nudes have been so controversial.

Here are a few examples I got in mind :

- Le Caravage, who was considered as a pedophile for painting this.

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There had been already some naked children painted, but he did it with such realism / truth that it was shocking at the time. That would be an example where all truth, sex and intimacy met.

Here are a few other famous examples :

- Courbet

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- Klimt

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As for contemporary artists working with new angles on those subjects, you got Cecily Brown, Philippe Pasqua, Jenny Saville… :

- Ceciliy Brown

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- Philippe Pasqua

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Those are the works that impacts me the most and find the most relevant to follow. It doesn’t fuck around, it’s straight and honest.

Thanks again for your question and have a great day.