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sex and sexy, nude and naked

Posted in Debate, Opinion, Sex in Caribbean Art by Adele Todd on October 11, 2007

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In typical fashion, one post leads to another. I mentioned that the male form is extremely ‘sexy.’ Am I being biased by the male form when the man is fit and flexed? What about images of men who are not that fit or youthful? Can such imagery be considered sexy as well? The resounding thought is, yes, sexiness is something that is largely about attitude. A confidence about oneself is a part of what attraction is all about. The artist can make a child a sensuous image, it has to do with an understanding and a relationship to or with the sitter. I recall reading about the impact of Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers on her audience who found them lewd.

In Trinidad, the artist LeRoi Clarke has managed to create a sense of the strongly sexual with abstractions. His use of what would be termed passionate colours, red, orange, purple and his line quality when he creates his large canvases that he titles things like ‘Womb Fruit,”emphasise his attention to the female form.

However there is a big difference between painting or drawing the nude and creating imagery that is provocative. Much shall be written about that in a later post when more imagery is forthcoming.

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