Cavorting nudes are not art, but female stretch marks and menstrual blood are

Cavorting nudes are not art, but female stretch marks and menstrual blood are

[Ed. – This is an example of are that offends liberals. The images found here are examples of ‘art’ that does not.]

I discovered my first stretch mark when I was 13 years old. I thought it an enigmatic scar, perhaps a memory of some summer adventure that was ending. “That’s a stretch mark,” my mother said, as she discovered me caressing the mark blooming on my inner thigh. It was a new word for me, and the white line crossing my skin was a mystery.

With “the growth spurt” and the endless string of bodily changes other stretch marks came. I lost count and interest in those marks once I learned that they garnered surprise and rejection in other people. As years passed, I learned to ignore them until I discovered the work of Cinta Tort Cartró, AKA Zinteta, a young Catalan artist who is revolutionizing the way we view stretch marks.

Zinteta paints on her body and the bodies of other women using watercolors, tempera, and acrylics.

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Zinteta is 22 years old and from Torrelles de Llobregat, a small town near Barcelona, Spain. Her work explores taboo themes about the female body, ranging from stretch marks to a woman’s menstrual cycle.

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