Source: The MET. Source: MOCP. Source: Spencer Alley. Source: The Art Story. Toggle navigation. A brief history of nude photography
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EARLY NUDES PAGE — The Practice of Drawing
The naked truth about history's most beautiful — and scandalous — artworks - By Maude Bass-Krueger. Yet wanting to look closely at the human form is nothing new. Nude figures, as old as art itself, appear in the art of most cultures, but are particularly present in the history of Western art. The nude first became a significant feature in Western Art with the Greeks, whose interest in the naked male form was an extension of daily life. In Ancient Greece, men competed in the nude for athletic events and also disrobed for parties called symposia, where they would eat, drink, and socialize in the buff.
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Giovanni di Paolo Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia. Antico Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi. The development and eventual dominance of Christianity in late antiquity profoundly changed the needs of patrons and the output of artists. Unlike paganism, Christianity required no images of naked divinities, and new attitudes cast doubt and opprobrium on nude athletics , public bathing, and the very value of the human body. The early Christian emphasis on chastity and celibacy further discounted depictions of nakedness.