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.
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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. This story has been shared 16, times.
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. Marisa Papen and Photographer Jesse Walker had an interest in ancient Egypt and wanted to create a photographic story showing what Egypt would have looked like before the Nile at the plateau ran dry. The project, like all their previous ones, would capture ancient Egypt in all its glory, accented by a nude Marisa, in all her glory. On their 15 day trip in Egypt, they gave bribes, got harassed, followed, and even at one point imprisoned. Marisa tells the full story on her blog of how Egyptians, specifically men, reacted to her trying to take these photographs. When they first arrived in Egypt, they immediately felt uneasy.
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.