Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nancy Cuevas


Corset
4' x 4'

21 comments:

  1. Eeeewwwww -- a fat pointy rear-end is a complete turn off. Can't think of a single place I'd want to hang this. Maybe if I owned a brothel there would be a spot near the restroom.

    You have an abundance of talent so why this?

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  2. haha... i think she's beautiful! It's a dear friend of mine. But thanks for the compliment! :)

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  3. Stunning Nancy!

    Amazing how perspectives vary. And support from woman to woman - if not here, where!?!

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  4. This is truly breath taking! I love the textures and the treatment of the background in relation to the foreground.

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  5. This is a gorgeous painting. The tatoos are beautifully done. The flesh has that delicious squish that is so hard to paint. And the concept is so multi-layered it really is a triumph. Love this painting.

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  6. Moxy, I am really stunned and disappointed by your comment. Not all great Art will suit a home's walls.

    Bravo Nancy, for a wonderful painting and a wonderful outlook.

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  7. Alia El-Bermani -- I know you would agree that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You can't be "stunned and disappointed" at another person's opinion. If an artist puts her work out for the world to see, she is up for criticism. Not telling the truth doesn't help Nancy at all, and if EVERYONE says they like the artwork they are probably related to her or too timid to say what they feel. Being an artist is risky business if you want everyone to love, love. love your creations. The art world doesn't work that way. Honest opinions help artists "see" through other people's eyes.

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  8. Moxy, I am not stunned or disappointed with your opinion. However I AM with your tone. When criticism comes with an air of insult it is no longer constructive.

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  9. Thanks so much for the great feedback. Women are beautiful and I try to show that in my work. It amazes me how a piece can get such opposite reactions. I guess if the positive feed back out ways the negative I should feel good about it. :)

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  10. One artist's criticism of another's work is never valid. Each artist represents a single individual's creative vision. If two artists see the same way, one of them is unnecessary. Back-handed compliments are a turn-off.

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  11. I chose to post this painting because as soon as I saw it I was struck by Ms. Cuevas' sensitive, highly skilled, and beautifully executed celebration of this woman's beauty.

    And Moxy, FYI, my own physique closely resembles the one in the painting, and I'm quite proud of my ass.

    Nancy your restrained grace in your responses is impressive.

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  12. Thanks Sadie for acknowledging my piece :) I so appreciate it! Some controversy is good for a piece I think. My painting tests some viewers and their responses in turn test my vision. So it all works out in the end ;)

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  13. unbelievable.
    citicism towards art simply because it represents what is real,
    and ultimately towards women simply for having real bodies?
    the only thing offensive here is the ignorance.

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  14. Since when is it the artist's job to see through other people's eyes? As far as I can see, Nancy doesn't need any "help" as she's doing just fine on her own.
    Reubens would be proud.

    @Nancy Cuevas, I'm neither timid nor related to you, but well done all the same.

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  15. I think it is brilliant and I'd put it on my wall.

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  16. late but: rossetti was criticized once for mistaking a painting of a beautiful woman for a beautiful painting. i think if you are unable to distinguish between the two (which is not to judge the model in this work, on my part) and are yourself a woman artist, then you are doomed both in your own paintings and as a viewer of other art. best of luck in becoming more progressive, open-minded, and sophisticated aesthetically!

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  17. The measure of an artist is their ability to convey and communicate. Obviously by the comments both good and bad above, Nancy has reached all of us who viewed this....wonderful work.

    To me this conveys a feeling of strength combined with a sensativity that only women can really understand. We men are the weaker sex for sure and this work by Nancy say so many things.

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  18. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I feel a huge support and hope that women feel beautiful no matter what size or shape they are. Barbie doll beauty is a facade. In reality it's ugly in what it does to our young womens' self esteem.

    When choosing a model... I look for a personality first...and some sort of interesting feature...confidence, sexiness etc... I steer away from the "swim suit" style models that dominate the media. The model for the corset painting is a very strong, secure person and not to mention very sexy. I hope that comes through in my interpretation of her.

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  19. This work still haunts me. I did try to purchase it for my collection as it is so strong in its message. Moreover, Nancy is a talented, gifted artist and I would be honored to include works along side others I have by Arnold Newman, Neil McIrvine, Andrea Kowch, Glenn Fabry, Darwyn Cooke, Gordon Parks, Dali and a guy named Pablo. An amazing talent to be sure.

    I recently read a quote that resonated with me and I think in light of the some of the prior posts, is worth stating here:

    "When an individual makes a conscience decision to attempt a physical interpretation of what she or he is visualizing,be it with a brush, or perhaps musical instrument, what they finish with something that at times, should not necessarily be called ART?"

    In looking at the "work" by people with negative comments (even veiled as constructive commentary) without a doubt the above quote applies.

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