Friday, June 1, 2007

Nudes in Arts

Bronze "The Tub" - by Edgar Degas

It's very difficult to find works that are able to materialize the fantastic conjunction of the Nude with Art. Only a few masters in the history of art were able to pass this test. The true essence of art is beauty, joined with the sensuality of the nude, often confused with vulgarity. Nudity is always disquieting, instigating and surprising. So the artist, both in painting and in sculpture, in dancing or in photography, discovers in the nude a profound link with the pureness of being. Sensuality stimulates creativity in every sense. Sensuality also evokes love, passion and the creation of man. This is why nudity moves us so profoundly...
- Ariano Cavalcanti de Paula

# Nudes in Arts [Introduction]..
# Idealized Female Beauty..
# "Truth" by Daniel Chester French..
# Edgar Degas - "Looking through a Keyhole"..
# The Kiss - by Auguste Rodin ...
# Links to some classics - paintings & sculptures..

Art is never pure, we should keep it far away from the innocent ignorant. We should never let people approach. Yes, art is dangerous. If it is pure it is not art..
- Pablo Picasso

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