Dunham has recently been showing off her skills as an artist on Instagram, and on Wednesday shared one of her latest inspirations — her own nude body
Lena Dunham is leaving little to the imagination with her latest selfie.
The actress, 32, has recently been showing off her skills as an artist on Instagram, and on Wednesday shared one of her latest inspirations — her own nude body.
In a naked selfie shared on her Instagram story, Dunham sits in front of a mirror with her thighs, stomach and chest on full display.
The former Girls star used a pair of pig snout emojis and a bee emoji to cover up her most personal parts.
The selfie appears to have served as the basis for a painting Dunham then showed off that featured a similar body.
Dunham’s foray into the world of art also included portraits of stars like Emmy Rossum and Emily Ratajkowski, who proudly posed for side-by-side photos with their likenesses that Dunham shared on her story.
The star also included two additional self-portraits in the line-up; one from “the afternoon before I fainted at Met Ball,” and another “from below in the producer’s trailer of Camping,” as well as images of Gracie Abrams, Tess Holliday and Angela Trimbur.
Dunham included a non-nude selfie, too, posing with her hood up in a light blue smock.
“An artist in her artist’s smock,” she wrote.
Dunham previously showed off her workspace in an Instagram last Saturday that featured several paintbrushes and blue paint next to two nude portraits.
“When you tell me to ‘send nudes,’ ” she captioned the post.
Though Dunham said last month she now weighs “the most” she ever has, the star explained that she is also the happiest she’s ever been.
“At 32: I weigh the most I ever have. I love the most I ever have. I read and write and laugh the most I ever have. And I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” she wrote on Instagram in February. “Not the frail, precarious happiness of ‘things are going perfectly.’ The big, generous, jiggly happiness of ‘I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of this.’ Not too much … Just enough.”
The Camping showrunner also explained that she’s now focused more on living her life for herself and not for others.
“I’ve spent a lot of time in this life feeling like too much. Too hungry. Too anxious. Too loud. Too needy. Too sick. Too dramatic. Too honest. Too sexy (jk lol.) I was always sent the message, in insidious ways, that I took up too much room and demanded too much from life and sometimes gave too much to people who didn’t want any at all,” she wrote.
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“But something has changed, and it started when I realized: I don’t have to be *for* everybody, and that for the right people, my too much is just enough,” she continued. “My too much also means I have room for their too much and we can take turns too muching all over each other.”
Dunham struggled for years with body shaming and pain from her endometriosis, and underwent a full hysterectomy to remove her uterus and cervix last year.
But the actress has said that at the height of her pain, she lost a significant amount of weight — and somehow still faced backlash.
“I was frustrated by it, because it was really evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can’t win,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2017. “It’s just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like ‘bag of milk’ on the internet, baby cow, aging cow.”