morbeedo's hot and bothered art challenge by morbeedo

Question 8

What two-word Latin term describes a classic figural pose in Western art in which a nude female (not necessarily at the moment of birth) covers her lower anatomy with one hand, paradoxically drawing the viewer’s gaze to the hidden spot. The second part of the term comes from a Latin word meaning external genitals, or thing to be ashamed of (same thing, right?).

Venus pudica