The Victorians in contrast have always stood out in my mind for their extreme prudishness and puritanicalism.
The most influential artists of their time all created exquisite examples of female portraits in the styles prominent in their lifetimes, giving us female art that ranges from the real to life art styles, all the way to the weird and abstract.
A Traditional style portrait of the artist.
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The Cup of Tea 1881 by Mary Cassatt Artist Mary Cassatt Year 1881 Medium Oil On Canvas Dimensions 92.
I also find it interesting that the religious establishment in America feels that the healthy uncovered female human body is a dirty, filthy thing to be ashamed of.