Gentle provocateur Emilia Castaneda Martinez and her erotic picturesBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/gentle-provocateur-emilia-castaneda-martinez-and-her-erotic-pictures.html
Spanish artist Emilia Castaneda Martinez (Emilia Castaneda Martinez) is recognized worldwide as a master of genre portraits of women. The special light and refined style of Martinez's paintings fascinates, and her artistic skill does not cause any doubt among experts. Despite this, many art galleries around the world refused to include the works of the Spaniard in their exhibitions, considering them openly provocative.
Emilia Castaneda Martinez was born on November 7, 1943 in Madrid, but considers Barcelona to be her hometown, where she moved with her parents at a very young age. The artist has a solid art education, which she began to receive in 1956 at the private academy of the artist Victor Stefan Ripo, and graduated from the Massana School of Art in 1969.
In the early 1970s, Martinez devoted herself completely to painting and does not change her principles to this day. Most of all, the artist likes to work with oil, which, in her opinion, opens up the widest possibilities for expression. However, many of her beautiful paintings of different years are known, made in watercolor, gouache and even pastel.
Over the years, Emilia Martinez has participated in many exhibitions held in different countries. But also in her creative life, there were many refusals to show paintings. The main obstacle in these cases, the organizers considered the special format in which the artist works. Her paintings are often considered too erotic and even provocative.
But Martinez is not upset if she refuses, because there are more connoisseurs of her unique work in the world than hypocrites. Emilia's paintings want to be seen in dozens of galleries and museums in two hemispheres, and the only restriction in this case is the 18+ sign at the entrance.
The paintings of Emilia Castaneda Martinez can be compared with the works of another master of erotic provocation, but this time from Italy — Milo Manara.