Top News

Mary Beard sits for naked portrait in new BBC programme

The academic’s latest TV show investigates the line between art and pornography

The academic and TV presenter Mary Beard has taken a bold approach to her new two-part investigation of the history and impact of the nude in art by choosing to sit as the subject of a naked portrait herself.

Beard’s new programme, Shock of the Nude, sees the academic examine famous examples from Michelangelo’s David to John William Waterhouse’s pre-Raphaelite painting Hylas and the Nymphs, and discuss the experience of sitting as a subject for Catherine Goodman.

See full article on The Guardian - TV News