Samstag, 19. Juli 2008

Sex and The Female Artist

via Blog Babeland:


If one small portion of art history left me wanting, you can imagine how the historical oeuvre of representational art impacted a young paintress. In the museums, I found plenty of luscious female nudes. Don’t get me wrong; I love a sexy (or sexualized) female nude as much as the next person. What disappointed me most was finding all this female flesh lovingly rendered by the male hand. A cursory overview of pre-1950s painting turns up scant female monikers…


And of those, few touched upon sexuality.


My lifelong search for sexy female artists was born. I sought them out with a nigh religious fervor, resulting in a lengthy list pieced together over time. I’ve put together the tiniest sampling of my favorites, and invite you to add your own.