cthulhu exenomorph alien 


An exhibition in Vienna probes our attitude towards nudity - people in the West have become accustomed to the naked female form, but male nudes can still shock. Before the show opened, the museum even covered up parts of its own posters, saying they had caused public outrage. Five naked male statues on a pedestal confront you as you enter the new exhibition at the Leopold Museum. The earliest is Ancient Egyptian, and the most recent a figure based on a shopping mannequin. Tobias Natter, the director of the Leopold Museum, says the opening display is a “walk through 500 years of history”. “You have an old Egyptian nude, which is very unusual for Egyptian art, you have Roman art, you have Rodin from the 19th and 20th Century, to a postmodern statue. It tells the visitor the male nude in art has a very long tradition,” he says. (via BBC News - The shock of the (male) nude)



Grow A Pear by Phil Jones

Posted on September 29, 2012

Reblogged from: Chaxie

Notes: 6 notes


Javier Gonzalez Pacheco

  1. I Love Universe
  2. Long Travel In Universe
Top of Page