Grace Kotze's painting of a nude woman crouching over

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Nude Art

 share some extracts from an article by Katherine Brooks for HuffPost Arts And Culture on how to talk about nudity in art without sounding prudish or pervy..


First, take in the whole image. Upon first glance, you might focus on the naked bits taking up a frame. But don't let the blushworthy subject matter prevent you from drinking in the colors and shapes that work together to create a painting, drawing or statue. Follow the lines as if you were deconstructing a landscape, evaluating the foreground, background and everything in between. Whether the work is realistic or abstract, push yourself to connect the nude figure you see in front of you with the blanket of color or intricate setting surrounding it.


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