Monday, 29 September 2008
The Naked Truth
In this day and age it's pretty damn alarming to learn that some people still get quite uneasy about nudity in art. I honestly don't get it. What is so offensive about a naked body? To be offended by a naked body is to be offended by the human form. Are they ashamed of their own bodies? Do they shower with their eyes closed or ensure the bedroom is pitch black on occasion. I feel sad for and pity those who take issue with nudity in art, as they're missing out on the wonderful masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance for one. There is nothing more honest, insightful, vulnerable and beautiful than the naked form.