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I do sometimes cover old artistic nudity or naturism (no sex please we’re British) in this blog, so if y’all bothered by that then please unfollow/unsub.

I’m loving Academic Nudes for 19th century life drawings and paintings…big part of academic art training in Victorian times was the life model, many studies of men, women and children in the classical mode to help with later work painting and sculpting. When I did art training apart from my foundation this had mostly fallen out of favour…shame because I loved life drawing. I do wonder about the models – it paid well but in the social mores of the time it was frowned upon, although there were many contradictions, it was far from covering ankles of chairs…

Melina Eudoxie Daviau (1874-1961): Academic Male Nudes 1900-1907

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