About the series
This art series was started in May 2020 on Instagram by Blanca Schofield Legorburo in order to tackle nude shaming, the eternal presence of the male gaze and to encourage an appreciation of the natural beauty in the world around us.
Since then, women from across the globe have been trusting Blanca with their stories and modelling for her. She paints using watercolour and gouache, representing these women in varied colours alongside their favourite flowers. Thoughts and reflections from the models are added in the captions on @evetakinganude, giving a voice to the traditionally silenced female nude.
Eve Taking A Nude paintings have appeared on platforms such as Gurls Talk, Art Leove, Portraits of a Pandemic and Notes from Quarantine. Blanca is also interested in art for charity movements and donates proceeds from the series to charities such as Samaritans and The Black Curriculum. Feel free to suggest a charity in the "Add A Note" section at checkout or using the form on the Contact page.
About the artist
Blanca is from Ireland and Spain and is currently based between Dublin, Cambridge and London. She is a languages student, specialising in French and Russian. Her passions include painting, reading, films, learning about different cultures and swimming in the sea.
Blanca started her artistic process at a young age, but began creating and painting in more depth in 2018, moving between collage, watercolour and gouache. Her style is mainly inspired by Matisse, Berthe Morisot, Tracy Emin, France-Lise McGurn and Toulouse-Lautrec, but other artists have and do keep inspiring her.
Read an interview with the Blanca on Cambridge Girl Talk here.