Mature nude women – large scale paintings

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http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/meet-the-young-artist-fascinated-with-older-womens-bodies

Aleah Chapin has seen a lot of naked women. In the past couple of years, she’s studied wrinkles, tattoos, mastectomy scars, pubic hair, lactating breasts and sagging bosoms.

The 28-year-old American artist, who hails from an island off Seattle and now lives in Brooklyn, has been lauded for her realist, larger-than-life depictions of ‘real’ female bodies.

Her paintings challenge the ageing process: how the years affect our bodies and minds, and how we’re ‘supposed’ to behave at a certain age.

So there’s a giant canvas on which a group of nine grey-haired women play an exaggerated, child-like game, crawling through each other’s legs. There are two pictures depicting a young mother. Another captures a mother and her daughter, standing companionably, side-by-side.

Next, Chapin plans to tackle gender and admits to having male subjects lined up.

“I have asked a couple actually,” she laughs. “But men are actually less comfortable posing in the nude. I guess we see less nude men in culture generally, unless you look back to Greek art “.

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