Dear Friends, Thank you to the thousands of you who liked and shared my interview in the Huffington Post Arts and Culture on Friday ! I am truly moved by your fearless faith in the freedom of art, it keeps me paintin´! Unfortunately, someone did not appreciate my brand of creativity and had the link banned from Facebook. The article is still there though, you can´t silence the Huffington Post that easily, bless their souls. I´ll get a link onto my website ASAP. Until then, haters of the nude can kiss the appropriate spot. Love to all.
I found this posting below by fellow artist Susannah Martin on Facebook. I also remember sharing the post from the Huffington Post Arts & Culture article and am equally upset by this censorship, so I decided to share this via my blog.
The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture Section, September 26th 2014
A Female Artist Paints Female Nudes Without The Erotic Undertones (NSFW)
Think about the history of nude portraiture. Which paintings come to mind? Manet's "Olympia," Goya's "Nude Maja" or perhaps Courbet's "Origin of the World" if you're getting real? Whatever impromptu string of scantily clad portraits spring to mind, odds are most were painted by men.
German-based artist Susannah Martin is doing her best to uproot this rather uniform trajectory, painting the female body from a -- wait for it -- female point of view. Her contemporary takes on the classical nude imbues female forms with an independent spirit removed from male judgment or approval. These women aren't on display; they're simply doing their thing in the great outdoors.
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