In fact, as Boucher and his model prove, it has always been and always will be about sex. Can art be sexual and is that OK? It has come under fire for asking students to perform naked in a candlelit room, as part of the final exam for an advanced visual arts class. Are they really necessary? Passage Prints are Available. These ideas and inspirations naturally made their way into my own work while I progressed as an artist. Yet his love, possessive as it is, cannot be doubted.
My hope is that the observer not only views the artwork, but also imagines the rushing wind, senses the cold, or hears the sound of wings thrashing in the sky.
Topics Art and design Top 10s in art. There's no 'right answer' when it comes to asking people to strip off - the only thing that really matters is that they've consented to it, and feel comfortable with what they're doing. Passage Prints are Available. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, and the recipient of her optical largesse is anyone who happens to stand in front of this painting in the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy. Why these naked women make me feel uncomfortable. I have always been inspired by fantastic and imaginative stories with dark themes. Botticelli's Venus is not a sex object.