Let’s talk about NUDITY
PHOTO BY BY RAFFAEL HERRMANN · PUBLISHED 04/25/2016
LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE – IS THIS NUDITY OFFENSIVE?
We are used to seeing naked bodies in art, especially in roman, greek or renaissance sculpture and it comes as a surprise to me that today, our society deems nudity – women’s nipples, for example – inappropriate. Brings to mind a trigger-happy pope with a chisel.
Expressing the human figure in art or in life is no different, nude or not, abstract or realistic. Censorship is unnatural. We should embrace our bodies regardless of shape and size and free ourselves from the constraints of puritan, Victorian “decency”. We, as artists, must continue to teach our audience that it is beautiful to see the human body in all of its greatness and refute shame and a feeling that we MUST cover up.
And for the love of god, free the nipple already.