A Bold Gaze Stares Down the Camera in this Street Art on Queen
A new kind of nude.
|LOCATION:||Queen and McCaul|
|PHOTO BY:||Bella Manu|
|FIELD NOTES:||The nude woman is no stranger to being the subject of visual art but traditionally she is there for the male gaze, and depicted as sensual but coy, shy but available. She rarely looks directly at the viewer and is denied power or agency. She is there for decoration. But not this woman. She stares straight down the barrel of the camera, challenging all who look her way. Completely exposed, she should be vulnerable. Instead she stands bold and proud, defying all expectations!|
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