Thursday, 5 April 2012

BBC Nude Warning

As usual, BBC News has posted images of the paintings shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award, worth £25,000; but this year's gallery comes with a hint of BBC panic: WARNING: This gallery contains pictures that show nudity (title link). I would spare you the gross image below if I could, but Auntie by Aleah Chapin is my favourite to win. The subject evinced great courage and a sense of humour in posing for this painting. So the artist conveys Auntie's personality as well as her naked figure, and it is a fine painting. There is no hint of psychology in the other 3 shortlisted works. They are merely paintings of uninspiring subjects. The winner will be announced on 19 June, two days before the exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London (CLICK).

10 Comments:

At 5/4/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not gross! Just not the typical airbrushed women we usually see. This is real life and I love it!

 
At 5/4/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

It is my choice for winner - great painting -, but I'd run a mile if Auntie tried to get into bed with me!

 
At 5/4/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above.......she probably would run as well !!!!!
She is beautiful......we will all be there......

 
At 6/4/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Let's hope it never happens!

Shame Blogger doesn't provide smiley faces.

 
At 9/4/12, Anonymous Cornish College of the Arts said...

Congrats Aleah! We are very proud of our alum.

 
At 9/4/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks for your comment.

 
At 10/4/12, Blogger one island said...

I know the artist and the subject; I'm smiling with great admiration for both of them.

With aloha from Stephen

 
At 10/4/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks, Stephen

Let's hope she wins.

 
At 3/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with it all. Nude modelling has been done for eons and is part of it. She looks great. There is nothing pornographic at all. Good luck to all and hope she wins.

 
At 3/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Aunty is my choice for winner. I took the Mickey out of the BBC for being so prudish. But it showed African women swinging their naked breasts in front of Gary Barlow this evening. Double standard. Black breasts are okay for BBC viewers, white ones are still taboo.

 

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