lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2015

Marina Marina

Marina lives in St Petersburg married to Aydemir Saidov, professional artist who also works in nude genre. The couple has an 18-years old daughter studying painting as well as her parents did.

The history of nudity in arts by Marina Marina

Have you ever given a thought to a number of ways a woman’s body could be revealed in art? A number of techniques, of vain attempts, of desperate eyes… The significance of nude genre is that its history is not based on evolution. It has always been a painter’s very private affair to find an approach to his ideas and make them real.
Having said that, the inspiration could come from different shapes and lines. One of the early creations, the oldest image of a naked woman ever found, was a statuette named Venus of Willendorf. Nowadays one will hardly consider such a complexion appealing, but if we had pushed back to 30,000 BC, we would have found out that primitives admired corpulent women. An I would be hard pressured to disagree with their opinion as full-bodied women were more likely to give a birth to a healthy child.
The subsequent centuries are concealed with mystery. Some occasional archaeological discoveries corroborate that women statuettes remained a fertile symbols for quite a long time.
Let’s go on to the other page of the history of the mankind, a Golden Age of arts of all kinds – the Ancient Greece. It is impossible not to get swept up in the amazement while wandering around the museum halls and art galleries devoted to masterpieces of that period. And it is beyond my understanding how it is possible to underestimate artworks of Ancient Greece – these incredible sculptures of Aphrodite express enigmatic thoughts from the deepest corners of our spirits.
However, some skeptical people claim that Ancient art is not something that is worth seeing. I wish to illustrate it with a funny example – a lithograph made by Daumier in 1864, depicting annoyed women scuttling away out of the gallery. The name of this unique composition explains everything: ‘This year Venuses again... always Venuses!.. as if there really were women built like that!’ But I personally am convinced that art is for inspiration and amazement, not for envy.
I hope I will be excused if we miss the art of the Middle Ages and reach for the Renaissance as it gave the second birth to all branches of art and revealed naked body one more time. This is the age of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian… 15th Century, in addition to rediscovery of nudity, brought interest to anatomy. It gave possibility to broaden horizons in many aspects of life – and art too.
I suppose Renaissance has also established some traditions of painting. It is, for instance, the worship of tender beauty. Elements of it could still be noticed even in pictures of modern artists.
The time was going by, priorities were changing. Since that time lots of new movements have appeared. And one of the greatest is impressionism. Foe example, pictures by Pierre-Auguste Renoir could be called outstanding although my vision of beauty and art in general is different. However, every girl is beautiful, isn’t she?
Have you noticed that we had not encountered any female artist’s name? Men were primary expected to create masterpieces of art. Today the situation is different. Marina Marina could be an example. I am not led by love passion unlike some male representatives of artists. I am fascinated by beauty of the girls I depict.
Nowadays art is not basically a way of getting information about the world. That is why each artist is absolutely free to depict whatever he wants. Each one is always in pursuit of inspiration.
I am pretty sure nudity in pictures make your spirit open too. Marina Marina’s pictures may confirm this. And I guess every painter within the history of mankind did the same. Art is a self-expression!

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