Painting Nude Females - A Perspective With Natural Beauty

By: NAVAL LANGA | Posted: 04th February 2010

Painting the human body, especially female nudes, has remained a favourite subject. The unclothed models displaying their natural beauty have claimed the best artistic output from the artists since the primitive age. While choosing a model for their paintings, the artists of various fields do it for many purposes. The painters choosing human bodies keep certain theories in their minds. Take the case of the radiating paintings of Venus, especially painted by the renaissance artists. Here the nude paintings of Venus, the Goddess of love, personify love and harmony. In many a paintings she is shown with Mars, the God of war.

The idea behind such depiction is to show the effort of love and the sense of harmony to restraint the impulse leading us to war. The purpose of the artist here is to pacify the warmonger embedded within us. By selecting a female nude as model for their master pieces, the artists desire to connect themselves with the viewers. They want creating an emotional bridge. The painters wish convey the exact feeling they encounter while looking at the nude female body. During the ancient time, whether it may be the paintings of Venus or work done on the walls of churches, the artists' primary motive remained adoration of beauty of human body, especially of the female body.

But by selecting the body of, mostly as the base for paintings, the painters always encounter difficulties attached with the complexity and stigma attached with figurative painting in general and painting women in particular. But they have certain stories to tell us. The master painters have tried depicting stories, mainly mythological through such paintings. Once we know the story depicted through the painting, the imagination that a painter had in mind becomes identified or clearer to our minds. After that the details of paintings function as written words in a book.

The artists of the western countries, mainly European, seem unusually preoccupied with the painting of nude persons, women and men alike. They have made the human body an important, a key building block of their art. In Eastern countries, barring India, the nude paintings are still a taboo. In India, even the nude engravings on the walls of temples could be seen.
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