I have always been surprised by the concern expressed about my nude paintings as I regard them as non sexy or salacious.
So in painting 'Dryad' with a view to trying for the 2009 RA Summer Exhibition my only concern was carrying it modestly covered on public transport as 'the nude' has an established place in art.
However ... I have always known that indecent photos of children were against the law. Nan Goldin's
innocent photos of her children were removed from exhibition last year because they were considered pornographic. It has now been proposed
that drawings and computer-generated images of child sex abuse would be made illegal. I can not see the RA being controversial so with reluctance I am going to cover M in my painting. My apologies to SueC
and M as we are all innocent of any indecency.
Labels: Conversation, Dryad, Exhibition, Oil painting, Work in process