By Gareth Davies For Mailonline. A nude model has revealed she was forced to spend the night in an Egyptian prison cell after being caught during a photoshoot at a temple in Luxor. Belgian nude model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a 'free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist', travelled with photographer Jesse Walker to North Africa for a shoot at some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt. Having bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza, she narrowly avoided trouble and was able to strip off and pose for photographs. But when four Egyptian security guards spotted them in Luxor, both Papen and Walker were arrested and locked up.
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By Yaron Steinbuch. Marisa Papen found herself in hot water after being photographed at some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt, Central European News reported. Rarely do I end up in precarious situations. Eventually, he gave us a warning and told us never to do something so foolishly shameful ever again. Read Next. Driver killed in crash with crane en route to remove Confe This story has been shared 41, times. This story has been shared 18, times.
In a blog post reported by various media outlets over the weekend she claimed she was put in jail an hauled before a court as a result of her nude al fresco outing. However the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has disputed how accurate the images are suggesting they may have been faked or taken some time ago, reports Gulf News. The Belgian model said: "The last two years I have walked wild and free in at least 50 countries. Rarely do I end up in precarious situations. Marisa, from the Flanders region of Belgium, met up in Cairo with photographer Walker who flew in from Australia to do the shoot.
Artists have been trying to capture humans in their purest forms since the beginning of time. Renaissance artists would depict us as strong and powerful, Baroque artists would depict us as humble and meek, modern artists depict us as beautiful and elegant, and in almost every art form since ancient Egypt has depicted mankind nude. Unfortunately, in religious countries like Egypt, the usage of nudity in art is not just neglected, but also frowned upon.