Reverse by Jenny Saville

Self portraits can turn out to be quite iconic, and Jenny Saville has demonstrated this principle quite a few times. Although she is best known for her obscure nudes, one of her most famous paintings is Reverse, a self portrait which does not show her body, but it is somehow full of strange erotic energy. The naked shoulder, the facial expression and the seemingly aroused skin suggest that there is something going on, something sexual perhaps, but we simply do not know. Reverse is one of those intimate portraits which simply do not let you take your eyes off them, and when you eventually do, they stay embedded in your mind for a long time.
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