- Art nude
In the Christian era, early artists who used nude models included Michelangelo, Botticelli and da Vinci.
The term art nude is used for an object of art with a nude human figure making up about one quarter of the surface area and is not intentionally erotic. It does not involve the subject interacting with anyone or the face of the nude as a prominent feature. The nude human form presented is revealed as an object of art and not a person with reference to his or her social relationships and behavioral patterns.
Ruth Bernhard was one of the earliest to describe her photographs as "art nudes". She particularly noted that she never photographed a nude with the subject looking into the lens. During an interview with Donna Conrad, the 95 year old Bernhard compared her nude photographs to those of Jock Sturges, saying: "I never have made a nude where there is a facial expression."
- ^ Conrad, Donna; PhotoVision (2000), "A Conversation with Ruth Bernhard", Vol. 1 No. 3, http://www.photovisionmagazine.com/articles/bernhard.interview.html
Nudity and related topics Naturism Nude recreation In art and media The nude body Nudity and sexuality Social and legal issues By location See alsoAmerican Nudist Research Library · Society for Indecency to Naked Animals · American Gymnosophical Association · History of nudity · Timeline of non-sexual social nudity · List of social nudity organizations · Nudity in combat · No-nudity clause · Imagery of nude celebrities · Clothing-optional events · Social nudity advocates
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