Nude Artist promotes female empowerment and romances controversy
Controversial nude Artist and activist: Deborah de Robertis is a fiery lady. Like her art form that dwells on the verge of controversy as well as modernism, she emphasises her feminine side. Her motto? Female empowerment through exhibitionism.
Deborah is a plastic artist and art performer. She is also a great videographer as well. Her uniqueness: She recreates famous artists ideas through exhibitionism of herself. Truly, She is an unstoppable force of the art scene. Her followers call her an artivist i.e. the combination of artist and activist. While her haters call her a nutcase. Does she care? No.
Deborah questions censorship. Her ideology asks if the issue is with the sex or intangible censorship of the art. She then dwells on the female viewpoint in the art scene. With an interview with Ted Brussels, she talks of female sexuality, censorship as well as the gaze with which female empowerment is discussed by the art scene.
Iron maiden or regular nude Artist?
Deborah de Robertis is not new to controversies. However, she was arrested for posing before Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait of an 18 year old female. Her intentions were to protest against the depoliticization of the female sex organs.
This idea made her sit down sans her panties before the famous painting. She was quickly arrested in for this artistic provocation. The lady was quick to protest and im turn, bit the jacket of the guard. To her defence, she proclaims that her act was not to portray her female genitalia. The focus was to bring the audience to question the absence of female artists.
The French are sensitive people. Though they arrested in the young lady for her act but her answers melt their hearts. The High court went on to support the fact that her act was asexual in nature. Furthermore, her art was claimed to have political, revolutionary as well as artistic characteristics.
Therefore, Deborah de Robertis is not your average nude Artist working to sell her art through explicitly.
Other nude exhibits:
Deborah de Robertis is not exhibiting the nude Artist performance for the first time. Rather, Her previous acts went on to ruffle feathers (though of the wrong birds). Consequently, Her arrests post her nude Artist attempt is not uncommon either.
The exhibits include (but are not limited to):
- With the torso slathered in tomato sauce at Maison europeene de la photographie exhibit.
- In another attempt, she dressed as barbie doll but as a nude Artist! Moreover, she had fake nipples and pubic hair to assert herself.
- Noteworthy attempt was furthermore done as a nude Artist exposing genetelia. This was in Gustave’s The origin of the world.
Overall the artist claims that the target is not the artist. On the other hand, she targets the regulatory institutions that impose interpretations on the presentation of the work. Likewise, the exhibition she invites herself into ultimately becomes hers!
The French psychiatric services were used to counsel her but to no avail. Similarly, she was further exempted from the punishment for the act as her pubic hair covered her sexual organs completely.
Unfortunately, viewing her recent performance, Louvre Paris has acquired censorship to forbid broadcast of her works.
Recent performance that stunned us:
Nude Artist is her choice of expression. Recently, she made heads turn by standing under the statue of holy Virgin Mary at Lourdes.
On September 1, Her nude attempt wearing just a blue veil upsetted Catholics. With hands clasped, she made a bold statement of confidentiality. But bystanders took law into their hands and covered her up. She was further forced to leave with the doctors but she refused. Then this 34 year old nude Artist was arrested by the police.
The Lourdes shrine is a century old church where Mother Mary has appeared almost 18 times! Apparently, a teenage peasant girl was her usual viewer. The water arising in the shrine is believed to be curative. This is the reason why the shrine is immensely popular with the families. The count goes up to millions each year.
The authorities pressed the legal system into action and went on to apologise to the families with little children over the act. The nude Artist possibly exposed herself during a procession and gave grey hairs on her style.
Does she have remorse on her actions? No. She believes that she tried to represent the Holy Mother as a mere mortal and not as a objectification of the feminine side.
The artist is to face the consequences of her recent performance in may next year. But is she right in her attempts as a daring nude Artist?
She proclaims herself as a assertor of the feminine side of history and culture. Her attempts may not sit down well with a culture like India but is it still justified?
Share your thoughts on the artist and her art form. Is she the revolutionary we wish for or just mere mortal?