Let's talk about NUDITY - deBRETAGNE
Alix deBRETAGNE is a London based artist and Human Rights activist. Throughout the years, deBRETAGNE has taken an active part in society using the medium of art to promote equality, diversity and activism. Although inspired by renaissance art, deBRETAGNE is mostly a post modern impressionist working in painting, sculpture and small scale art installation.
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PHOTO BY BY RAFFAEL HERRMANN · PUBLISHED 04/25/2016

 

LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE – IS THIS NUDITY OFFENSIVE?

 

This is Youth (1965). Youth (Czech: Mládí) is an outdoor bronze sculpture of a nude young man by Miloš Zet, installed in 1965 outside the Toy Museum at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

We are used to seeing naked bodies in art, especially in roman, greek or renaissance sculpture and it comes as a surprise to me that today, our society deems nudity – women’s nipples, for example – inappropriate. Brings to mind a trigger-happy pope with a chisel.

 

WHAT
THE
FUCK?!

 

Expressing the human figure in art or in life is no different, nude or not, abstract or realistic. Censorship is unnatural. We should embrace our bodies regardless of shape and size and free ourselves from the constraints of puritan, Victorian “decency”. We, as artists, must continue to teach our audience it is beautiful to see the human body in all of its greatness and not generate in them a sense of shame and a feeling that they must cover up.

 

And for the love of god, free the nipple already.

 

 

Alix de Bretagne

Alix de Bretagne FRSA is a London based conceptual artist, human rights activist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. The artist takes inspiration from life and the affects thereof, taking the viewer on a journey through deep emotions and intimate imagination.

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