Guido Argentini's Silver Series of Nude Portraits

Erotica // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, famous for his photographic portraits of women. He was born in Florence, Italy, and studied medicine for three years before turning professionally to photography—a background that comes through in the exquisite anatomy of his nude portraits. In his Silver Series of 2009, he uses silver paint on dancers to emphasize the form of the body. 

Abstract Nudes by Waclaw Wantuch

Erotica // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Polish fine art photographer Waclaw Wantuch specializes in black and white nudes. The bodies in his work are so simpliefied in form as to appear abstract. He employs dramatic model positions, shallow depths of fields, and framing to create images of bodies that at times seem alien, or recall the decapitated torsos of greek statues. 

Artful Nudes by Fashion Photog Julien Vallon

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Pre-Conscience/Conscience, or PCS/CS for short, is an experimental art series by fashion photographer Julien Vallon who has clients such as Kanye West, Vogue, L’Officiel Brasil and Adidas. This artful nude series is “a long reflection on subconscious movement.” Julien explains: “During several hours, according to Jung’s precepts, I try to open the inside world of my models to reveal their true identity through their own movement, until each impulse becomes natural.”

Artsy Nudes @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Only a couple of more days to see this cool looking pop-up exhibition at SVA  that VICE just featured called "Artsy Nudes." The concept of the show was that students in the Photography Department at SVA were "assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art." Here are some of the results next to their inspirations. 

Weston's Westons

Erotica // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We saw this series back in 2009 at Danziger Gallery in NYC, some stunning iconic and rare Edward Weston prints from the Cole Weston Trust. The balance of nudes and nature, the shadows of sand formations versus the model's bodies make for some striking pairs. From the gallery,"Focusing on Weston's obsession with sensuous form, the show gets to the heart of Weston's work and his passion. As Huntington Curator of Photographs Jennifer Watts has written: 'Weston never cropped his photographs. He's really about finding the form and honing in on it in a clear, concise, framed way'."

Nudes by Owvbics

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
These aren’t your everyday nudes. These bodies are strange, mutated, and yet somehow retain their freakish appeal. Owvbics is a mysterious NYC artist who caught our eye on Instagram and we’ve been exploring his fantastic weirdness this week, which includes a range of works on paper. 

New Paintings from Aleah Chapin's "Aunties Project"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Aleah is renowned for her ongoing ‘Aunties Project’, which comprises figural depictions of a group of the same women she has known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style. Her new exhibition is centred around a theme that derives from several schools of thought, but predominantly Neopaganism, where each stage in a woman’s life cycle is symbolized. Her new works therefore are multi-generational, observing the female body at differing stages of life, both as separate phases and as part of a larger and necessary whole.

Nude Alphabet by Anastasia Mastrakouli

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Highlighting the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual art, Greek artist Anastasia Mastrakouli used the nude human form in various compositions to spell out the alphabet. View the entire alphabet after the jump...

"Nudes" by Victoria Selbach

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
This morning we take a look Victoria Selbach's nudes. Victoria uses light and shadow to as an underlying abstraction to what the mind is tuned to see: the woman and human form. The light moving throughout many of her paintings only partially reveals what is present and creates the architecture of each piece.

Jeremy Lipking's Naturalist Nudes

Erotica // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jeremy Lipking's oil paintings take a cue from the great realist tradition of the late nineteenth century, intimate portraits of reclining nudes and women in nature depicted through a mixture of open gestural touchs and sharp lifelike renderings. The human figure dominates his compositions, with Lipking's subjects often turning their faces away so that the body itself takes center stage. The son of a professional illustrator, Lipking attended the California Art Institute. He is based in Los Angeles.
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