The Easel

Archives: Michael Slenske and Molly Langmuir

1st January 2019

Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude?

Should male artists still paint the female nude?  While #metoo suggests not, is it so straightforward? One artist frets “we could be living through “a new Victorian age”. Another observes “the human psyche is not politically correct” A female artist notes “I’ve always had the sense that women must be proud to be sexual beings”. A quiz at the end of the article is revealing.