Specifically, Greek textual records show that female sexuality was rejected and there was a clear revulsion toward female genitalia when looking at the negative connotations depicted in the text towards menstruation and child birth.

Are we exploiting her or are we honoring her? Scott Hussey - December 10, No disrespect to the photographer is intended here, but if the subject wore clothing, would these photos have made it onto this site? People strip down and take selfies of themselves quite commonly these days.. This is because the answer will always be subjective as it teeters on the edge of what femininity, art, sacredness, sensuality and beauty means to each of us.

If they were well thought out. Stringent observation to these standards were initially important for artists intending to depict the female nude form in their work because the formal presentation of these paintings and the success of these artists were dependent on their being featured in salons. Go to Polly's site, and view her work in that context.

For inquiries about Jason's work, The Keller Whale, visit www. Despite the title, there's a underlying sense of sexuality in Schiele's depiction of two naked individuals, embracing in a twist of line and form reminiscent of the great Austrian painter's intense figurative works.

Consequently, artists did not need to excuse male nudity, portraying males as nude in any action or context, regardless of whether man would have been required to be undressed in reality.