It is funny to me that the human form has such a huge place in art history, even during some pretty conservative times, and yet modern Americans seem to be pretty uncomfortable with the subject. Granted, it can be awkward to have a figure painting above your couch. But the truth is, I am ready for a different kind of naked animal.
Exhibit A: Dexter, world's cutest dog, named after a Cary Grant character.
Rumor has it he began to bark at this portrait when he saw it, thinking it another dog. That's dog brain for ya.