US Artist wins BP Portrait Award with Nude
Not strictly naturist, but the winner of this year’s BP Portrait Award has been announced. NY-based artist Aleah Chapin’s Auntie is a full-length portrait of an “older” woman. The portrait is just one of a series of portraits of women created by Ms Chapin, all of whom are real and not altered to appear ‘perfect’.
The nude has been a staple of artists for centuries of course, but does this selection signify that society is becoming used to the naked body, and is it a good thing? Does it improve our chances to gain greater acceptance for naturism, or do you think nothing has changed? Tell us what you think.