Julia Fullerton-Batten: Wearing Nudity
Julia Fullerton-Batten's models seem naked in their nudity, and it's not just a clever play on words. John Berger explains that "nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress." In Fullerton-Batten's "Unadorned" series, each model is nude, yet each wears a type of nudity in the vein of old world masters from the 15th-17th centuries-- the settings as well as the bodies express an attitude just as any dress might.