From Michelangelo's marble Christ to the sculpted torsos of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs, artists have reflected for centuries on the raw beauty and tragedy of the male body, writes Jonathan Jones. From Kenneth Anger's visual orgy of the occult to Hew Draper's sorcerer's graffiti, here are the most spectacular spectres in art. Her paintings challenge the ageing process: Aleah Chapin Some might disagree. But do you recognize the artist's name?
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'What painting portraits of naked women has taught me'
Please try again later. Vivienne Westwood glories in poses culled from painting as she exults in all the possibilities of nakedness in art, while in her 70s. Plus, get free weekly content and more. With their unconventional female forms and relentless gazes, the image is a proto-Cubist version of erotica. The paintings are in the same spirit — playful, confident, naked women — but her subjects now span the generations.