Sunday, 6 March 2011

The nude in the modern age...

The Tramway currently has an exhibition by Keith Farquhar. More nudes in colour is a selection of flat-pack life sized cardboard sculptures.
Keith Farquhar - Bare Bum, Blue Sky
These are photographs of naked torsos covered in paint. The initial reaction is a bit of a childlike snigger. These are of course, bottoms and bits covered in paint. It looks like lots of fun, although few of us would ever strip down and paint some cycling shorts on ourselves.
Keith Farquhar - Marble Arse
The nude in art is intrinsically linked to the classical idealised body, and regarded highly. Yet these sculptures are made of cardboard, a disposable material and are given comical titles. A playful contemporary take on nude sculpture.

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