New mum Sienna Miller has been immortalised in a new painting by artist Jonathan Yeo, with the star posing nude while pregnant as a tribute to the human body in it's most “naturally beautiful state”.
The 30-year-old actress posed for the portrait just weeks before giving birth to first child Marlowe in July with the painting part of a new series by the artist entitled (I've Got You) Under My Skin The work, will be exhibited at the Circle Culture Gallery Berlin later this year, with Jonathon claiming it “epitomises the human body in its most naturally beautiful state.”
Sienna Miller poses nude for new collection (JonathanYeo.com)
In a catalogue accompanying the series Yeo paid tribute to Miller's courage to sit for the painting, He wrote: "It is a tribute to her courage and self-confidence that she agreed to sit for this.
"I can think of many figures whose public currency in part revolves around their appearance who would prefer to hide themselves away for nine months."
He went on: "I wanted an image that epitomised the human body in its most naturally beautiful state to make the sharpest possible contrast with my other paintings in this exhibition, which document patients undergoing cosmetic surgery in a bid to help them conform to societal notions of beauty,"
Sienna follows in the footsteps of other expectant mothers who have posed nude, the first and most iconic being Demi Moore's Vanity Fair cover in 1991.
Yeo added: "It has been 22 years since a pregnant Demi Moore caused uproar by posing for Annie Leibovitz on the cover of Vanity Fair.
"In that time society has become almost completely desensitised to the daily exposure to people who have surgically distorted their appearance for artificial reasons,"
"Yet certain sections of society are still uncomfortable with the appearance of pregnancy and images of naked expectant mothers are rarely seen."
Sienna, who is engaged to actor Tom Sturridge isn't the first celebrity to sit for the acclaimed artist,he has also painted Nicole Kidman, Erin O'Connor and Damien Hirst.
The full collection will be unveiled in Berlin later this year, for more information visit Jonathan Yeo's website.
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