Female nudity has been a hotly debated topic all over the world for centuries. Sometimes it is considered sacred, sometimes blasphemous. Folklore has it that when Christians turned to the Protestant fold and shook the grip of Catholicism, people in line with the new fold were taken back by the invasion of Renaissance nudity. Female nude paintings then were the cause of phasing in for the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Nude Female Paintings
Paintings celebrate life. It can celebrate an apple and a toothbrush (still life paint), an abstract image (with the aim of conceiving the illusion concept of reality). It can also four human body. Through the different contours and the alignments, nude female paintings look to show the curves of female body and present the erotic depictions with tasteful sensuality. No longer is nudity unholy.
It touches the deepest chord of a painter’s psyche and seeks response from him. Naked female paintings work on the precision of female anatomy, its proportions are absolutely on the stollet and through it, and the paintings look to create an expression that is deep in the sub-conscious root. A woman’s expression says a thousand things. Naked female paintings in 19th century were lustful adventures. Few artists put them further in a pornographic light. France was typical of such an erosion of art form. However, nude female paintings managed to rot the tide and it was only after the fall of Napoleonic Empire that complete frontal nudity was banned and models were not dictated to dump their entire cloth.
Naked woman painting
Drawing female nudity is a challenge in any medium. Today, with Acrylic taking over oil as the top medium, models do not have to wait for long hours for the paintings to complete. Look at it this way, the acrylic paint dries fairly quickly. As it dries, it allows fresh film to be worked on the existing film and hence the paintings are quickly completed. In the past, oil paint on canvas (specifically linen if it did not stretch like cotton) was the favorite medium and surface for female nude paintings. Such representation helped to lay the naked images. In this way, the contours were brilliantly depicted. Furthermore, the varnish played well in contrast to the textures and thus added a lot to the ultimate brilliance of a painting. Female nude paintings made in 19th and 20th century are cutting perfect corners today.