In response to Gobula--
S mentioned to me that historically nudes have been painted without facing the painter. I tried to dig up some explanation of this on the internet. Here's an article I found.
I found this paragraph most appropriate:
Though serious art appreciation has always tried to rise above the reclining nude's link with the base reality of the bedroom, some works refuse to keep quiet about it. They do this in a fascinating variety of ways. When Manet exhibited Olympia in 1863 to a hiss of indrawn breath, he disrupted the convention that the reclining nude should in no way cause embarrassment to the viewer. Despite brilliant brushwork and the painting's courteous nod to Titian, Manet caused the art scandal of the Paris season by posing his model as a modern woman who stared boldly back at the spectator, discomforting madame and challenging monsieur's freedom to stroke her body with his eyes.
My question for Gobula--Is that why you find it so creepy? I think naked babies are the cutest!