Thursday, 8 December 2016


Art Gallery of NSW
Nude Art from the Tate Collection is the current feature exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

I'm not averse to nudity - in certain, ahem, circumstances I can be quite appreciative - but, in general, I don't find art nudity all that attractive. Except for the nudity in pornography where the subjects, or should that be objects, are often carefully selected, almost unreal, examples of physical beauty most people's physical 'normalness' in the nude is not always attractive to my eyes. But, we are what we are in the nude so it can be interesting to see how artists depict humans in our natural state.

This is a collection of mainly paintings but there are also statues and sketches on display. Some items attracted my interest but most did not appeal to me. Noticeably the attendance at this exhibition today was less than I have observed at other feature exhibitions at the AGNSW.

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