"To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. The word 'nude', on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone. The vague image it projects into the minds is not of a huddled and defenseless body, but of a balanced, prosperous, and confident body: the body re-formed."
-Kenneth Clark, "The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form"
I am a 21st-Century artistic nude model.
For centuries, art nude models have been presented through sculptures, paintings, and music. They are Venus. They are Apollo. They are the Greek statues that you find in museums. They are inside the paintings that you hang on your wall. They are the men and women that tell you how soft and wonderful that bath soap feels in modern commercials.
There is a certain fascination with the nude form. Nowadays, a sense of taboo. A thrill. A respect for the natural human form. Artistic nude models have been marveled at for their beauty and expression of the deepest emotions that we humans all have; Big, small, underweight, overweight, freckles, blonde hair, brown hair, red hair, pubic hair, shaved hair, young, old, happiness, and despair. They are who we are deep inside the exterior of our being.
When we look at ourselves in the mirror, I think in some part deep inside, we yearn to be seen as our true selves. For some, showing our nudity truly does expose who we are - and we become afraid of it. We almost become vulnerable, soft, and fragile. Our wall is torn down and the only person to view us as a whole is ourselves in that mirror. We know who we are deep inside.
I know who I am deep inside and I am not afraid to show myself.
As an artistic nude model, I am simply seeking to redefine femininity and wish to resemble the strong, confident, and sensual woman that I know lies within us. I am a huge believer in feminine power and needless to say, I am very passionate and caring toward art nude models and artists alike.
Here you will find the work that I live and love to do...
A N A I S
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom..."
“…of all the individuals i have worked with, lady anais remains unique and her allure and mystery endure Aristotle’s words were never more beautifully expressed than through your being.” – James McKinnis
“Italy would go to war for your bottom.” – Robert Triboli
"You, Anais, are without compare. You open yourself to the visions of your artist, to the point of unhinging doors of your own heart. You bleed, and breathe, and die, and live with such succulent passion for becoming a muse that it leaves the artist standing in the same awe as one looks at the sea." - Ravens Laughter