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Police shut down photo exhibition of naked natural women because they’re ‘indecent’ An exhibition combating negative self-image in a square in Copenhagen has been closed down by police.

Police shut down photo exhibition of naked natural women because they’re ‘indecent’

Photographer Mathilde Grafström snaps women who don’t have traditional model looks, for a photo series called Female Beauty. “I take my photos to show young women that they are more beautiful than they think. I show the woman that she is beautiful, and that way I can help her to accept herself," she told Denmark's TV2. Police have denied permission for her photos to be displayed in Copenhagen’s Nytorv square, with Grafström filing a complaint against them and condemning their view of the female body as “offensive”.

Mathilde Grafström - Female Beauty “It's totally reprehensible. Grafström drew attention to an advert featuring naked breasts for a plastic surgery clinic being run on the side of Copenhagen buses which has not been taken down. Utamaro "Hairdresser (Kamiyui)" 1798. John Singer Sargent "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (1882) "2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov has created a wonderful art project titled “2D or not 2D”.

"2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov

In this series, the artist creates makeup portraits which can easily confuse our vision. He created these portraits in 2D and some of these photos might indeed do the trick with the help of Valeriya Kutsan’s professional makeup work, the natural lines of the models’ faces are almost indistinguishable. "Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women. Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature.

"Auto-Complete Truth" Campaign from UN Women

Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world's most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” Each ad's fine print says "actual Google search on 09/03/13. " While Google users in different countries are likely to get different results, a quick test shows that several of these suggested terms definitely come up in U.S. searches. Since its creation, autocomplete has become a popular device for social debate and even inspired a recent epic visual from xkcd, but these ads do a stellar job driving home the daunting fact that enough people around the world share these vile opinions that Google has come to expect them.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres "La Grande Odalisque" (1814) "Bodyscapes" series by Allan Teger. Jana Brike "Gardener and The Centre of The Universe" Baroness 'Blue' Album Cover. Sofia Ajram's Photostream. Rafael Santi "Lady with Unicorn" (1505) Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova. Katerina Plotnikova did something extremely amazing!

Whimsical images by photographer Katerina Plotnikova

She used no photoshop! All poses and animals are real! Body Painting by Craig Tracy. Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student.

Body Painting by Craig Tracy

I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Body painting is form of art in which Craig Tracy excels. Shapes of models’ bodies are an inspiration for this artist who was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Website You may want to check out Body Painting by Barbara Pichiecchio and Alessio Frederico. Gian Lorenzo Bernini "Blessed Ludovica Albertoni" (1674) The Art and Illustrations of Ffoart. This is one of the Amazing art on my website.

The Art and Illustrations of Ffoart

Share This Art… Related Djerbahood Street Art Island (35 Photos) The Tunisian Island Djerbahood is becoming one of the greatest street art meccas in the world. Check out some of the amazing work from the likes of Twoone, Swoon Studio,… Pablo Picasso "Girl in a Chemise" (1905) Watercolor illustrations by Conrad Roset. Conrad Roset makes the most gorgeous watercolor illustrations.

Watercolor illustrations by Conrad Roset

And the – what might seem – random splash of color just gives it that finishing touch. Conrad Roset is a 26 years old illustrator from Barcelona, Spain. Via mood proekt. Titian "Venus of Urbino" (1538) Jirka Väätäinen envisions Disney characters in "real life" Young woman from Kara tribe in the Omo Valley, photographed by Steve McCurry. "Save Our Sisters" Campaign. Photograph of an unknown woman taken by F. Holland Day (1907) Audrey Munson. Early life[edit] Career[edit] Munson returned to New York in 1919 and was living with her mother in a boarding house owned by Dr.

Audrey Munson

Walter Wilkins. "Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations.

"Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov

From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space. Our eye is naturally and initially attracted to the strong black and white graphics painted by artist Valeriya Kutsan. Rogier van der Weyden "Mary Magdalene" (1450) Fernande Barrey (~1910) Antonella Arismendi. The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings.

A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them;) via.

The real life models for Classic Pin-Up paintings

Utamaro "Three Beauties of the Present Day" (1793) Alphonse Mucha. Leonardo da Vinci "Lady with an Ermine" (1490) Disney Princesses reimagined historically by Claire Hummel. Untitled by Sofia Ajram. Peter Nicolai Arbo "Valkyrie" (1869) Charmaine Olivia. The Pinup dictionary. Elena Kalis blog.