Tag: Naked

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed-William Blake

“The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie” Ann Landers

Nude art is Weird and wonderful!

Yes.

That is the way it is!!

I was wondering whether the words ‘nude’ and ‘naked’ convey the same meaning.

Nude vs Naked

Both mean having no clothes on.

But there is a difference in the situation.

‘Nude’ is a kind of pose to bring out the artistic expression in a tasteful way.

‘Naked’ is said to be embarrassed and vulnerable while trying to cover up the body with clothes.

I also understand that male nudity indicates the ‘power’ in the form of a muscular body, while female nudity indicates ‘Feminism’ and ‘delicate being’

How common are these nude statues?

Each period of history had distinct sculptural styles based on the accepted aspects of culture and tradition.

What people feel objectionable these days might have been a basic form of art in those days!

In the Western world, we come across many nude statues in many places.

Male nudes were popular in Greek Art.

In Asian countries, we do see naked statues of medieval times but are restricted to very few places of ancient temples and caves. (Carvings)

Why nudity, of all the things?

My feeling is people were mature in ancient times.

“When we respect the nude, we will no longer have any shame about it” Robert Henri

Men and women had equal status in society and women were never thought of as sex objects and one can easily make out that people, in general, are aware of the difference between adoring the human body and lust.

Artist of those days knew what they were doing

“He who does not master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture” Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Sadly modern days nakedness is a different story and fast getting commercialized.

I am not sure about other countries, but in India, people, in general, are less comfortable when they come across such statues

Probably ‘culture & tradition of the modern era’ plays a significant role.

Why nude statues were common?

Hats off to ancient times, when men and women respected each other, were treated equally and their dressing styles were similar.

My guess is in the olden days topless body was common among both men and women which was never considered erotic, so most of the art depicted was in the form of topless body and never anybody said bad about this, after all, whatever ancient art we come across, it must be depicting the social norms prevailing in those days.

This ancient culture may also be linked to hot climates.

Message

“Naked is a human commodity. Nudity is God’s art” David Allio

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Mirror opposite

I am a bit curious.

What are your thoughts on the image below?

Naked

“Accept that there are things in this world we can never explain and life will be understandable. That is the irony of life. It is also the beauty of it.” Tan Twan Eng

I know that this post is too short as compared to my earlier posts but then I wished to know your perspective, by enlightening me further.

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Sculpture Saturday

 

Naked statue -lady

“Civilization is a scheme to hide nakedness.”   Marty Rubin

Why are many statues are naked?

“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed”.   William Blake

My guess is, it’s a pleasurable thing to do.

It can boost the sexual urge.

Probably it falls under cultural attitude.

The naked sculptures can enhance the beauty of curves.

I don’t know the perfect answer. Readers can enlighten me.

May be men like a naked sculpture of opposite gender more, since most of the sculptors are men.

Trivia

As per the BBC in the UK Of the 828 statues it recorded, 174 of them were female.

In Trafford Center, Manchester over 100 seminaked statues can be noticed.

It’s said Greek statues are always naked.I am not sure.

It’s said nakedness part of culture indicating one reaching adulthood.

Why are Greek Statues always naked?

This post is part of Chasing Memory’s      Sculpture Saturday   Photograph challenge

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Bald Truth

Bald,baldness,bald truth

Unbelievable !                                                                                                                           21st century Surprise !!!

Prof.Dr.Google,single most respected and revered personality,without whose advice and support we are non existence, could not give me the exact definition and meaning of the idiom or phrase…(whatever you call it), of “Bald truth”

But I noticed many writers using these two words.I request the English Teaching professors to enlighten us how it originated.

As a student in my school days,I remember it implies ‘frankness’.

Can we also think of an alternate.. ‘Ugly Truth’ ?

Huh ! Why Truth has to be ugly always?

I Request English Pundits to guide and help me.

Now coming to the less serious part….

Bald Truth revealed by the wife, (regarding cause of her happiness) about her Bald Husband.

1. He doesn’t use my shampoo.

2. My brush is where, I leave it.

3. Easy to spot in a crowd.

4. Saves money on haircuts.

5. Will never have grey hair.

I will add my own. No need for dying the hair.

ba-bamail tells us 12 Fantastic Advantages of Going Bald

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