#FreeTheNipple

Spanish artist subverts Instagram censorship by making the body her canvas

Detail from one of Claudia Sahuquillo's 'Skin is the canvas' images. (INSTAGRAM/Claudia Sahuquillo)

Claudia Sahuquillo has come up with an ingenious and beautiful way to sidestep the censorius treatment of women’s nipples on various social media platforms. The Spanish artist decided to declare the skin her canvas, and now posts celebratory, nipple-baring images on her Instagram feed with impunity — by painting her gorgeous subjects first.

By rendering her subjects as art in her ‘Skin is the canvas’ project, Sahuquillo manages to satisfy Instagram’s guidelines while celebrating the beauty of the human form.

#skinisthenewcanvas on the street

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Read the full story at Refinery 29.

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