How do you feel about (presumably tasteful) nude art displayed in the home?
|From Lonny Magazine|
My first instinct is to say, "No problem." When I was a kid, I visited a lot of Chicago museums with my parents. They were comfortable viewing Greek and Roman sculptures with me, and through their example I learned not to be prudish about art. But now I live in the south! And it's not just about what I think; I don't want my art to make my guests feel uncomfortable. When I visit friends' houses, I don't see any nudes hanging on the walls, except for maybe a kitschy topless J.H. Lynch piece.
I ask because I'm choosing art for the guest bedroom, and I want to use this print. Except, well, boobs. The image is a portrait of Kathleen Millay, drawn in 1925 by Joseph Stella. The original is part of Cheekwood's permanent collection, and I received this print (and many others) as a parting gift when I completed my grad school internship there. I've never displayed any of these gifted prints, but I think this one would be perfect in our guest room. The colors and even the Asian motif on her robe are just right. And I like that she is both feminine and strong. Look at that gaze--she is not a woman to be trifled with!
I really want to know what you think. What do you think of nudes on the wall in general? And would you be uncomfortable staying in a guest room with this picture on the wall? What if your children were staying with you? Would that change things?