My friend Robert Guttke, whom I know from years of sparring and gibing and generally conversing first on Usenet and then on private e-mail, is a very talented artist whose medium is photography and whose subject is the human form. His goal has been to study the human form in much the same way that the old masters did.
He's just relaunched his website, and he's offering one week of free access to his "Members Only" area in celebration. I'm not the most knowledgable person in judging visual art, but I've always found Robert's work striking -- especially the women, of course. Go check him out, and if you're so inclined, buy something. This is a big part of how he makes his living.
(Oh, and for those surfing at work, Robert's photography probably isn't work-safe.)