Art of the Sublime: The Madonna Nudes

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Art of the Sublime: The Madonna Nudes

U.K. gallery, Impure Art, which specializes in erotic art opened an exhibit yesterday by photographer Martin Schreiber, of photos he took of Madonna when she was a struggling 20 year old who had just moved to New York City. Madonna posed nude for $30 bucks for Schriber's photo class at Parson's School of Design.

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Comments [51]

Xanadu's picture

Great natural breasts

Great natural breasts :grin:

I was thinking about her the other day ... I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they find her attractive or dream/lust after her sexually?

Her ability to attract seems to come more, from her inner drive and the power and control she exudes. I guess it's the dominatrix vibe.

This whole Jesus phase she's having :roll: is a bit lame and beneath her I think, but she'll get over it Smile

K I T's picture

lol she don't attract me i

lol she don't attract me
i think she is a GREAT entertainer
yet NOT a great singer
she is a smart cookie
and that has gotten her where she is today

thats a skill i think, and she is darn good at that
but to me thats is all

Robin Rigby's picture

This guy taught a photography

This guy taught a photography class? Cause these are not very good photos. The lighting's just okay, but the composition is not good. I could do better. Any willing models out there? :grin:

K I T's picture

lol willing or cheap? mm i am

lol willing or cheap?
mm i am neither one nor am i model
but ill help you ill hold the light or umbrella /reflector stuff etc?
winks

Gail's picture

hmmm. nothing says erotic

hmmm. nothing says erotic "art" like pics of a starving 20 year old willing to pose nude for 30 bucks. yech. or the pic with jammy bottoms and a *yawn* tired old cliche of a cat/pussy in her lap. art factor: 0, creep factor: 10.

but hey, at least madonna has these pics to show everyone how gorgeous she was back in the day. she almost looks innocent.

mysticsmb's picture

Ever notice when you get to a

Ever notice when you get to a certain age, everyone THAT age looks gorgeous? Too bad we don't appreciate it enough at the time...

Gail's picture

Yes, lol. I would kill to

Yes, lol. I would kill to have the "lift" she has on those boobies! Ahhh, to be twenty again, starving or not.

Lake's picture

"Bush Confidence"??? I know

"Bush Confidence"???

I know this was early 80's....but no bush should be this angry......WOW!!!!

Lake

Steph's picture

I KNOW!! That's quite

I KNOW!! That's quite something....

Grace Moon's picture

I was actually just

I was actually just appreciating the aesthetic.

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Lake's picture

That's a little too much

That's a little too much aesthetic for me.....I'm just saying it's one "Angry Beaver"!!! Wink

Lake

Not2Taem's picture

So I take it you ladies do

So I take it you ladies do not have a furry fetish.
I tend to prefer the natural look, in just about everything.

Go Beaver! Laughing out loud

Lake's picture

I'm not partaking in anything

I'm not partaking in anything that looks like it could bite me!!! Smile

Lake

Not2Taem's picture

:lol:

Laughing out loud

Steph's picture

Mmmmm, I don't like too much

Mmmmm, I don't like too much taken off but I do prefer it when the hanging basket has been trimmed....

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Fur free....... :D

Fur free....... Laughing out loud

itty's picture

;)

Wink

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Madonna is definately

Madonna is definately Italian.... Laughing out loud

Lake's picture

I love Italian....but I'm

I love Italian....but I'm pretty sure I would send that "Dish" back!!! Wink

Lake

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I prefer to 'floss' after I

I prefer to 'floss' after I eat, not during!! LMAO

Steph's picture

We are going to get into

We are going to get into trouble with Grace for lowering the tone!

Not2Taem's picture

Well, if that comment gets a

Well, if that comment gets a reprimand, I am definitely in trouble. Then again, by this point she has probably given up on me.

Steph's picture

Yeah but I'm a big old

Yeah but I'm a big old scaredy cat!

Not2Taem's picture

Well, that new muscle pic is

Well, that new muscle pic is kind of powerful, but not in an intimidating way. Wink

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Well, I'm scared of the cat

Well, I'm scared of the cat in the picture!! And, I don't mean the one with 4 legs !! Laughing out loud

*said with full respect for the feline

LongBeachDogLover's picture

You should hear me in a

You should hear me in a gallery !! Laughing out loud

Steph's picture

Hahahahahahahaha.... :-)

Hahahahahahahaha....
Smile

Steph's picture

Sorry - I'm a bit of a

Sorry - I'm a bit of a philistine....

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I'm curious, why would this

I'm curious, why would this be considered erotic? To me 'naked' and 'erotic' are not necessarily the same thing.....

Not2Taem's picture

They're not erotic to me

They're not erotic to me either. Sweet, kind of, in a very done and expected way. The quality of the pictures themselves made me read the lead twice. I assumed that one of his students had taken them.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I thought that also

I thought that also Tae.....they certainly don't look 'professional'.

I would expect the shadowing to draw me into the story. I appreciate black & white photography because the texture can be so rich, and luxurious in it's simplicity.... The curves, the depth, the emotions that can be expressed with the lens and creative lighting, is phenomenal.

She is a great subject, however....he certainly (imho) didn't capture the essence of the beauty, and true erotic nature of the female body.

Not2Taem's picture

Yup. Tomorrow I am going to

Yup.

Tomorrow I am going to the Portland Museum of Art. It will be my first time. On the city site it looks like there are also a lot of little galleries in the area, so plan to have a nice explore while my sister is at work. Cool

Erin Blackwell's picture

depends on how desperate you

depends on how desperate you are

camomileroses's picture

eye of the beholder (see

eye of the beholder (see below).

K I T's picture

hi LBDL, you know i think one

hi LBDL,
you know i think one of the probs is that ...
Defining erotic art is difficult since perceptions of both what is erotic and what is art fluctuate.

now for example i find that some of work of Lois Royo is indeed erotic art to.
take the TATTOO/DEL DELOR for example to me that is not (just)fantasy art but i would also label it as erotic art
i can even say that some art that does not really includes nude etc. but more the illusion of nude etc. is indeed (to me) erotic to

i know ramblinggggggggggggg
winks

Tex's picture

Uh huh! Brazilian needed.....

Uh huh! Brazilian needed.....

Twitter Time @kdhales

camomileroses's picture

the human body is art. the

the human body is art. the photographs document the art that madonna was at that time.

K I T's picture

hi Camo... just wondering

hi Camo...

just wondering about what you just said,
so if i take a Polaroid snapshot of a human body then it (the photo itself) automatically becomes art (to)?

like i said just wondering

camomileroses's picture

art is in the eye of the

art is in the eye of the beholder. as i stated above, the photographs of madonna *document* the artwork that madonna sculpted (her body) and may themselves be art dependent upon your opinion as the viewer. i would say the same for your hypothetical polaroid shots.
i guess the real question you're asking is whether quality is relevant in determining whether something is art? and who determines "quality"? trash becomes art to some. jackson pollack's paint drippings on a canvas are precious art to one viewer and rubbish to another. who's right? more importantly, who's wrong?

K I T's picture

hi Camo ... your right with

hi Camo ...
your right with the part of the real q
and i get what your saying

Erin Blackwell's picture

the market

the market

K I T's picture

but who or what is the

but who or what is the market?
after all the market changes to

there art works and artist that while living did not really have a market yet at some point the market changed and then there work became so called great/famous art and they became a great/famous artist etc.

Erin Blackwell's picture

one of the best examples of

one of the best examples of that is... well, van gogh on the one hand and han van megereen on the other. both dutch boys, one sublime, one ridiculous. did you see my blog that references van megereen?

http://www.velvetparkmedia.com/2009/06/11/question-reality/

K I T's picture

hi Erin, nop sorry did not

hi Erin, nop sorry did not see that blog

wonder what you think of:
Geert Jan Jansen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geert_Jan_Jansen

and wonder what you think of master forgers in general

camomileroses's picture

the ultimate connasewer...is

the ultimate connasewer...is that the right spelling? Wink

Not2Taem's picture

Mind in the gutter? ;)

Mind in the gutter? Wink

K I T's picture

its good that we all have

its good that we all have different ideas and definitions etc. about art its whats makes stuff interesting

personally when i look at these pics here i see flesh/nude but not art and def not erotic art

i do like the use of black and white/ grey etc.
but i think or it feels like to me that that to could have been done different.

again that is just my personal opinion and i am sure and do hope that others do and will disagree
lol

Tex's picture

Thank you, Grace, for the

Thank you, Grace, for the holiday weekend art show.....

God Bless America and higher education,

Tex

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yonks's picture

God also bless France and

God also bless France and Canada and free education Smile

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Tex's picture

Pepe, let's don't get all

Pepe, let's don't get all world political with 30 year old nudes of Madonna - God bless everybody everywhere - I'm simply thankful that a dude was able to freely take and show nude photos of anyone. Just makes them more marketable that they are of Madonna - bet he has others just as tantalizing of other women....Also, we don't feel like we (gay USAns) have a bunch to be thankful for politically at this stage in our progress - give us a day or two to wave the red, white, and blue and remember those revolutionaries that had the balls to get us a place to be freely ostracized..... Wink

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