In humanist’s point of view, the naked human body, especially women’s soft and gentle body, is the most beautiful subject since the cloths would cover this pure sense of prettiness. The purpose and meaning of nude in art is various in different paintings. We can trace back to the sculpture Venus of Willendorf, the nude female body has been viewed as given a function of entertainment for its convenience of carrying along. The female nudity also inspires pleasure and joviality to men. In Giorgione’s Pastoral Concert, the two naked females represent the imaging Muses of those two musicians, showing the pleasure and inspiration that women can brought to men.
Robert Graves shows this by stating that the naked is anatomy which means that the naked is scientific, the naked is truthful. On the other hand the nude is artistic. When looking at naked people painted or drawn by famous artists one realises that their styles may be different but all the paintings and drawings have one aspect in common, all the people painted or drawn have a perfect body image without any disabilities or imperfections. So when Robert Graves stated that the nude is artist, one can interpret this as the nude is like art, shown only in a positive light with all mistakes and imperfection erased so the nude is a lie, not the truth. The connotation or figurative meaning to the poem, is Robert Graves stating that appearances can be dishonest.
After researching this term I felt quite foolish as I realize now how much of the term is simply contained in the name! Nude worship is not something that is unique to Paganism, however I feel as though Paganism carries a unique connotation in that regards. There is no shortage of literature that connects Paganism to evil or ill intentioned foundations and therefore things society finds unacceptable. To worship nude, especially in groups as many Pagans
Undressed yoga or nude is the method of yoga with no clothing. Nude yoga exercise needs to be looked at relative to the outfit code at yoga training courses, differing from various moments and yoga instructions. Although many exercise nude yoga in the home as well as in the natural world, certainly there are an increasing number of members in group courses. The technique is getting recognition, particularly in western communities which have far more informality with social nakedness. In the West ever since the 1960s, naked yoga practice has been integrated in the hippie activity and for example in modern environments with regard to welfare, like at the Esalen Institute in California.
Nakedness and Nudity is often used interchangeably. In Nude versus Naked, John Berger in separates them and finds distinguishable differences on them both. He had said that to be naked is to be natural without clothes and pure in oneself and seen as such, while nude is to be naked but not to be seen as one’s self. All that is nude therefore is considered naked but not all that is naked can be nude. Nakedness is the natural form of undress to be seen as is; while Nudity brings about implications and suggests numerous underlying factors that add on to the view of the spectators on the art presented to them.
In the midst of analysing meaning, I noticed that I could instantly categorise the men as the ‘lower-class’ yet the naked woman bears no symbolism on her body to allude to any class in society, henceforth was read merely as a ‘female’. The nude presentation of the woman, as I read it, could also be to do with women having to shed their pride in order to prove themselves worth of participation in the rebellion. ‘Uprising’, rather than being viewed with stigma surrounding violence and the sacrifice paid with the lives of many, marks the positive societal change of a more equal society where women are provided a voice. This is a reflection of the advancement in social progress of the 19th century, when women were ‘beginning to claim their
Art has been existing since the early ages of human history. Even from the age where people painted in cave walls, art is seen as ritualistic. If art is ritualistic, then there is a religious aspect in the arts. Just like what Neumann explains in his writing, “Art and Time,” art has always been numinous. There is a collective consciousness and unconsciousness in our minds that is a symbolic expression of numinous (Neumann).
She has brought upon the immoral aspect of the business and then she reflects on how exposing her nude body the immoral “river whore” gets sanitized into moral ‘Art’. This is when the second protagonist situation comes in, the models perceptions about the bourgeoisie reactions to what the artist has painted. The model says that “the bourgeoisie will coo at such an image of a river –whore .They call it Art.” Through this the poet shows how perceptions in society about gender change with context .In person, the nude model is a River Whore and on Canvas she is a great piece of ‘Art’ befitting the attention of people like “the Queen of England” who believe that ‘the Art’ is , “Magnificent”! The murmuring and the ogling of the painting at the great museums by the commoners, clearly explains gender bias. Duffy has used a pun on the word ‘hung’ to show how the model feels about it.
One must assume that street art is an effective means of communication; if it were not, the general response to eliminate the art form, specifically from those is power would not be so great. From its beginning, modern day unsanctioned art was a reflection of the turbulent political situations of the place. Street artists are important not only in the number of people their work reaches, but also the number of artists inspired to start work of their own. Jeffrey Deitch, a modern and contemporary art dealer, states that street art has “become the most influential cultural innovation of the past thirty years”. Street art and graffiti will always retain a sense of authority that will forever be “relevant in terms of representing the outside, non-edited view” because the artist’s work is presented directly to the viewer with no curator in between to command what is good and what is not.