Nude for Thought video
From 3 to 7 November Leyden Gallery presented re: Defining beauty. This exhibition invited the viewer to explore and celebrate the male nude from the point of view of Nude for Thought's fourteen artists. Nude for Thought is a London-based group of male artists who work with the concept of the male as a muse.
Focused on the male body, this exhibition allowed visitors to experience a contemporary take on the historical portrayal of the other ‘beautiful sex’. re: Defining beauty sets out to reconsider the raw form of the naked male body and the ancient artistic tradition of the male nude seen as an object of beauty and bearer of meaning. The combined result is a collection that invokes questions of the terms beautiful, powerful, and masculine. These questions are prompted through the prism of pleasure and looking.