I call this painting “Nude in a Dress”

January 17, 2008

Workers who choose to go on strike protest in the most effective way they can. TV writers withhold words, air traffic controllers close their eyes, and nude models, well, they get dressed again.

It turns out the models who pose naked for Italian art schools and colleges are covering up, bringing the production of fresh nude art to a screeching halt for 24 hours. If their tactic works, then, as the saying goes, “no nudes is good nudes.”

It isn’t known what long-term impact the action will have, but would-be artists have three choices. They can use their imagination, they can work on backgrounds, or they can just paint people looking the way they look most of the time, anyway. Here is the story:

art-360.jpgRussian artist draws a naked model in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/ Alexander Natruskin

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Strike-A-Pose.

Posted by Cy Nical | Report as abusive

Where do they put the money, anyway?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Interesting that the photographer should choose just this hand position to take the picture.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive