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These works explore the genre of the nude, epitomised in Venus or Olympia, and many pull apart or parody the nude as a "convention" in painting and in sculpture. The contract in these conventions about the "perfect body", an idealised form, adopting a certain pose and a presumed relationship between the artist and their subject is questioned. When the nude body is also that of the artist, another dimension is added to how her naked female body is commonly viewed in terms of a "genre". The aim of many of these works is to overturn subject/object; passive/active distinctions. However, when a woman artist directs other women to perform nude for her, does she reinforce the conventions of the nude or challenge them?