The Nude in the 21st Century

Gill Alexander



Paul Barton



Joesph Besch



Cathie Carroll



Cathie Carroll



Patrick Deshaye



Suzanne Fitzgerald



Edi Franc



Ghislaine Fremaux



Jay Giliberty



Jay Giliberty



Matthew Glover



Brad Gooch



Sebastian Hyde



Thomas C. Jackson



Thomas C. Jackson



John Kayrouz



Beth Kehoe



Elizabeth Kendall



Elizabeth Kendall



Patrick Kernan



Joe Lastomirsky



Joe Lastomirsky



Mary Lepingwell



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Monica Lisette-Sanchez



Harold Lohner



Lawrence Mannato



Jason Mayer



Helen Oh



Mabrie Ormes



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Henk Pander



Robert Paulmenn



rachel petrovich



Jason Pitzl



Jason PItzl



Nick Rezetar



NIck Reszetar



Sohail Shehada



Chris Sheridan



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Stephanie Sileo



Gregory Siler



Gregory Siler



Mike Southern



Margaret van Patten



Roger Walkup



Roger Walkup



Eric Wallis


Mabrie Ormes
(Ashland, OR USA)
Artist Website

Toweling the Back I, Paint, 24"x36"

I am focused on creating nudes who express themselves as subjects. The 'Bathers' are nudes busy with their toilettes. They are not 'posing' in the traditional sense: the display of their naked bodies to the eye of a viewer is not their primary purpose. In this work, I take a page from Edgar Degas, who also painted nude bathers with the idea that they were 'honest simple folk unconcerned by any other interests than those involved in their physical condition.' My approach differs from his in being more intimate. A viewer is so close to the subject that he/she might identify with the nude image. As Degas put it in describing his own work, it was as though a viewer 'were looking through a keyhole'. In this way, Degas and my 'looks' are gendered: his is distanced and dominant and mine is up close and identifies with the subject. In another contemporary move, I paint males as well as females among my 'Bathers.' All are subjects of their own narratives as they care for their own bodies.


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