It wasn't the title " Naked Women" that caught our attention, though it is effective. It was the aesthetic of the photos -- glossy and real, glamorous and gnarly, sexy and campy, all at once. And if we're going to showcase a nude photography series, you better bet it's going to be by a strong female artist. The photo series comes courtesy of London-based artist Nadia Lee Cohen , who knows the power of a good nude.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. An artist who learned to love her body after painting nude self-portraits has helped other women regain their confidence by painting them naked. Women who struggled to accept their appearance after weight gain, pregnancy and miscarriage have all posed for Brittany Van Wezel. Ms Van Wezel, 20, who has just graduated from the University of Suffolk with a degree in fine art, said she wanted to "break through this idea women should be naked in paintings to be a sexualised object for men". At first they tend to be really nervous but they soon get comfortable," the artist said. Scarlett Alfred, 21, said it allowed her to express a side of herself she would never normally want to share. Ms Van Wezel suggested an idea of a pose to each woman but let them decide their exact position based on how they were most comfortable.
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Representing female nudes in the history of art is a canonical subject matter along with landscapes, still life, portraiture and historical paintings. It raises questions such as:. Since antiquity representing the nude female body has been a central part of the art.