What Is Nude Art

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Nudity and Naked, Where is the Art?
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If a piece of art is displayed that contain nudity, then what is that thin line between the types of arts where nudity is allowed, and the one where it is censored. To answer this question, we need to understand the difference between art and pornography.
The differences
Nudity, or nakedness, is the state of wearing no clothing. Sexually explicit and suggestive content are intended to sexually arouse. Films contain nudity in a sexual context is common in pornographic films. On the other hand, art with predominant display of nudity such as the Sistine chapel
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With the eruption of Renaissance, nude figurines and sculptures of athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and vigor. A nude art is a work of fine art that has as its primary subject - the unclothed human body, forming a genre of art, in the same way as landscapes.
Nude female figurines of Venus are found in very early prehistoric art, and in historical times. Explicit depiction of nudes figures are also found in large number in India, such as, sculptures in temples of Khajuraho and cave paintings, some very explicit, are part of the Hindu tradition celebrating the value of sexuality. Kamasutra, the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature was and is never meant to sexually excite viewers, but to inform the very practice of human
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The question on nudity ultimately leads to the Big Question: What Is Art? Bruni's photograph became a rage not based on the merits of the photograph. She was just an ex-model with a fairly successful singing. Then she married Nicholas Sarkozy, president of France. As a result, the value seems based on who she has become, a personage rather than just a person.

Here's what the late Lord Kenneth Clark, one of the most respected art historians of the 20th century, said about naked versus nude in his book, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form:

"To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. The word 'nude,' on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone. The vague image it projects into the mind is not of a huddled, defenseless body, but of a balanced, prosperous, and confident body."

The bottom line for Clark was that nude is art and naked is not. The paintings from Renaissance era inspire every painter on the earth. Nude confers power; naked implies

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