Naked dead women
Prentiss was wondering whether to place nude pictures of women in his house, with all that that implies, and the possible weird looks fro people going there.
I remember, though, that growing, we had a picture by Alejandro Obregón, that showed the mutilated body of a dead woman, in a very abstract way. The Violence, it was called, and it was a reminder of a rough period of the recent history of Colombia, one still raw in my parent's memories, and that still grated at our collective consciousness.
My brothers and I understood the origin of that, even though we were kids, and tried hard not to forget.
I disliked that picture, but finally came to understand that, as art, it was the sublimated expression of all the pain and sorrow brought by the political hate and war that wrecked the country.
In trying to draw the parallel with naked pictures, though, I acknowledge the same: we are going to see an abstract image, a representation of beauty and another perception of what we see daily.
As a matter of fact, I am getting some nude paintings for my apartment. The world is dreary enough, and I do need a reminder of the beauty that still exists out there.