WARNING: This list contains images of nudity, so if you're a senstive viewer/reader, then you may not want to continue. Thank you.
Here's my fourth list in this series. My first, second, and third lists are viewable here. I've always been enamored of many different forms of art, though there is no particular style that I'm most fond of. Here, I have included a brief list of my favorite works from artists in different eras as well as styles. I hope you enjoy this rather eclectic collection... Please note that these works are in no particular order and that I have added brief explanations as to why they are on the list. Also, this list seems to have a recurring theme about childhood innocence, motherhood, femininity, sexuality, and nature. I guess my feminine side was trying to get out. LOL!
One of the most meditative and serene images of nature and motherhood that Frida Kahlo ever created. The colors, the texture, the juxtaposition of the characters are all superbly done. Fantastic in every sense.
Collier's depiction of the infamous noblewoman riding into town naked is wonderful. The Pre-Raphaelite artists were terrific at portraying beautiful, virginal, and erotic women in historical and mythological settings.
One of Kahlo's most intimate and revealing paintings. This certainly exposes her love of her family, while also perhaps displaying her existential sadness for having been born and then not being able to give birth.
In this Draper painting, we can see th two archetypal female roles of the maternal figure and the seductress figure merge. The woman is assertive and aware of her sexuality, but also capable of tenderess and unconditional love.