Friday, August 29, 2008
Due to the vocalized complaints about the nude by Jenny Saville, I have removed the said "offensive" painting. Again, I only did this because I share this blog with others. If it were solely my blog rest assured I would not cower to individuals who are easily offended by wonderful works of art. It's also sad that usually the loudest vocally are usually in the minority... and the minority usually gets its way, but that's the way life goes, eh?
I do recommend checking out Saville's paintings. The one I posted was the least grotesque--she is much like Lucian Freud, as in she doesn't flatter the human form. But that's why I love her work--it's intriguing.
Again, as I'd said below, I grew up around art. There were plenty of books in my parents' house with nudes in them. Even WORSE my dad often painted my mom nude and then I had to see her big butt hanging on the living room wall! There's nothing wrong with the human body--we ALL have one. Some may wish that we didn't have certain features, but none the less, it's all there, whether you like it or not. If children were exposed to the human form at an early age then they wouldn't equate it with sex. It's the same thing as letting kids have sips of wine when they're younger--then they don't go hog wild when they turn 21.
I will also post the names of the artists when I get the chance... and websites if I can find them.
I will also clarify that I posted the paintings because that's what I was looking at to get my creative juices flowing. There are a few projects that I really have to get going on and sometimes looking at art helps.
For example: for my book on bubble gum I was toying with different looks for the book--I usually pick an artist as inspiration. For this book I’ve decided on Wayne Thiebaud. Here are a few of his paintings.
So stay tuned. A book on bubble gum is coming!
Your ever controversial BRG member,
Posted by Meghan McCarthy at 11:45 AM