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PHOTO BY BY RAFFAEL HERRMANN · PUBLISHED 04/25/2016

 

LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE – IS THIS NUDITY OFFENSIVE?

 

This is Youth (1965). Youth (Czech: Mládí) is an outdoor bronze sculpture of a nude young man by Miloš Zet, installed in 1965 outside the Toy Museum at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

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.

 

WHAT
THE
FUCK?!

 

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.

 

 

Alix de Bretagne

Conceptual Artist, Art Director, Human Rights Activist, Queer, Non-Binary - I'm OK with all my labels. Through my art, I strive to explore my own struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and body dysmorphia. I'm also fighting the stigma around poor mental health and I strive to share knowledge from my own struggles.

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