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That's cool! My family was not nudist however "some" nudity was acceptable. Thanks for selecting me one of the MHGs. Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions What's Your Opinion? The disappearance of nude baptism in the Carolingian era marked the beginning of the sexualization of the body by Christians that had previously been associated with paganism. Although there is a common misconception that Europeans did not bathe in the Middle Ages , public bath houses—usually segregated by sex—were popular until the 16th century, when concern for the spread of disease closed many of them.
In Christian Europe, the parts of the body that were required to be covered in public did not always include the female breasts. In depictions of the Madonna from the 14th century, Mary is shown with one bared breast, symbolic of nourishment and loving care. This eroticization of the breast coincided with the persecution of women as witches. The practice known as veiling of women in public predates Islam in Persia , Syria , and Anatolia. Islamic clothing for men covers the area from the waist to the knees.
Of particular concern for both Islam and early Christians, as they extended their control over countries that had previously been part of the Byzantine or Roman empires, was the local custom of public bathing. While Christians were mainly concerned about mixed-gender bathing, which had been common, Islam also prohibited nudity for women in the company of non-Muslim women. The Christian association of nakedness with shame and anxiety became ambivalent during the Renaissance as a result of the rediscovered art and writings of ancient Greece offering an alternative tradition of nudity as symbolic of innocence and purity which could be understood in terms of the state of man " before the fall ".
Both slavery and colonialism was the beginning of the modern association of public nakedness with savagery. Some human activities continued to require states of undress in the presence of others. Opinions regarding the health benefits of bathing varied after the 16th century when many European public bath houses closed due to concerns about the spread of disease,  but was generally favorable by the 19th century.
This led to the establishment of gender segregated public bath houses for those who had no bathing facilities in their homes. In a number of European cities where this included the middle class, some bath houses became social establishments for men. With the adoption of showers rather than tubs, bathing facilities were added to schools and factories.
The Tokugawa period in Japan was defined by the social dominance of hereditary classes, with clothing a regulated marker of status and little nudity among the upper classes.
However, working populations in both rural and urban areas often dressed in only loincloths, including women in hot weather and while nursing. Lacking baths in their homes, they also frequented public bathhouses where everyone was unclothed together.
The age of colonialism was marked by frequent encounters between Christian and Muslim cultures and indigenous peoples of the tropics , leading to the stereotypes of the "naked savage". This also meant that they were seen as less than fully human, and exploitable. In travels in Mali in the s, Muslim scholar Ibn Battuta was shocked by the casual relationships between men and women even at the court of Sultans, and the public nudity of female slaves and servants.
Lacking the western concept of shame regarding the body, such garments might be removed in public for practical or ceremonial purposes. Children until puberty and sometimes women until marriage might be naked as having "nothing to hide". From the 17th century, European explorers viewed the lack of clothing they encountered in Africa and Oceania as representative of a primitive state of nature, justifying their own superiority, even as they continued to admire the nudity of Greek statues.
A distinction was made by colonizers between idealized nudity in art and the nakedness of indigenous people, which was uncivilized and indicative of racial inferiority.
Depictions of naked savages entered European popular culture in the 18th century in popular stories of tropical islands. In particular, Europeans became fascinated by the image of the Pacific island woman with bare breasts.
In the 19th century, photographs of naked indigenous peoples began circulating in Europe without a clear distinction between those created as commercial curiosities or erotica and those claiming to be scientific, or ethnographic images.
Given the state of photography, it is unclear which images were posed, rather than being representative of everyday attire. The book described images of unclothed but elaborately decorated Igbo women as indicating their high status as eligible brides who would not have thought of themselves as naked.
In the early 20th century, tropical countries became tourist destinations. A German tourist guide for Bali beginning in the s added to the promotion of the island as an "Eden" for Western visitors by describing the beauty of Balinese women, who were bare-breasted in everyday life and unclothed while bathing in the ocean.
Soon however, the Dutch colonial administration began issuing conflicting orders regarding proper dress, which had limited effect due to some Balinese supporting tradition, others modernization. Indigenous woman in German East Africa , early 20th century.
Aboriginal people at Cape Dombey, north of Port Keats , Northern Territory Fijian girl The locks of hair falling on her right shoulder show that she is unmarried. When she weds they will be cut. With the opening of Japan to European visitors in the Meiji era , the previously normal states of undress, and the custom of mixed public bathing, became an issue for leaders concerned with Japan's international reputation.
A law was established with fines for those that violated the ban on undress. Although often ignored or circumvented, the law had the effect of sexualizing the naked body in situations that had not previously been erotic. Nudism in German Freikörperkultur , "free body culture" originated in Europe in the late 19th century as part of working class opposition to industrialization. Nudism spawned a proselytizing literature in the s and s and was brought to America by German immigrants in the s.
In the early 20th century, the attitudes of the general public toward the human body reflected rising consumerism, concerns regarding health and fitness, and changes in clothing fashions that sexualized the body. Modesty continued to prevail between married couples, even during sex. In Germany between and nudist attitudes toward the body were expressed in sports and in the arts.
In the s a number of solo female dancers performed in the nude. Adolf Koch founded thirteen Freikörperkultur FKK schools. Although many Nazis opposed nudity, others used it to extol the Aryan race as the standard of beauty, as reflected in the Nazi propaganda film Olympia directed by Leni Riefenstahl. In the 21st century, the practice of nude swimming is largely forgotten, or even denied to have ever existed. Both hippies or other participants in the counterculture of the s embraced nudity as part of their daily routine and to emphasize their rejection of anything artificial.
Norms related to nudity are associated with norms regarding personal freedom , human sexuality , and gender roles , which vary widely among contemporary societies. Situations where private or public nudity is accepted vary. Historically in Western societies , there are two cultural traditions relating to nudity in various contexts.
The first tradition comes from the ancient Greeks, who saw the naked body as the natural state and as essentially positive. The second is based upon the Abrahamic religions —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—which have viewed being naked as shameful and essentially negative. The fundamental teachings of these religions prohibit public and sometimes also private nudity.
The interaction between the Greek classical and later Abrahamic traditions has resulted in Western ambivalence, with nudity acquiring both positive and negative meanings in individual psychology, in social life, and in depictions such as art.
Naturism in the United States, meanwhile, remains largely confined to private facilities, with few "clothing optional" public spaces compared to Europe. In spite of the liberalization of attitudes toward sex, Americans remain uncomfortable with complete nudity. In Africa, there is a sharp contrast between the attitude toward nudity in Islamic countries and the attitude toward nudity in certain sub-Saharan countries that never abandoned, or are reasserting, precolonial norms.
In Asia, the norms regarding public nudity are in keeping with the cultural values of social propriety and human dignity. Rather than being perceived as immoral or shameful, nakedness is perceived as a breach of etiquette and perhaps as an embarrassment. In China, saving face is a powerful social force. In India, the conventions regarding proper dress do not apply to monks in some Hindu and Jain sects who reject clothing as worldly.
In contemporary China, while maintaining the traditions of modest dress in everyday life, the use of nudity in magazine advertising indicates the effect of globalization. The encounter between the indigenous cultures of Africa, the Americas and Oceania with Europeans had a significant effect on both cultures.
Acharya Vidyasagar , a contemporary Digambara Jain monk. Mru women working in Bangladesh. A Swazi woman participating in the Umhlanga ceremony in Eswatini - Young Hamer woman in southern Ethiopia near Turmi - Himba herders the Kaokoveld desert.
In India, priests of the Digambara "skyclad" sect of Jainism and some Hindu Sadhus refrain from wearing clothing to symbolize their rejection of the material world. In sub-Saharan Africa , full or partial nudity is observed among some Burkinabese and Nilo-Saharan e. Nuba and Surma people —during particular occasions; for example, stick-fighting tournaments in Ethiopia. With the independence of Ghana from English rule in , the first Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah and his political party began a program that sought to eliminate undesirable practices including female genital mutilation , human trafficking, prostitution, and nudity.
Although the stated opposition to nudity was its association with harmful practices, its prevalence as a tradition was seen as detrimental to Ghana's reputation in the world and economic development, nakedness being associated with primitive backwardness. However anti-nudity efforts also promoted the equal status of women. In Brazil , the Yawalapiti —an indigenous Xingu tribe in the Amazon Basin —practice a funeral ritual known as Quarup to celebrate life, death and rebirth.
The ritual involves the presentation of all young girls who have begun menstruating since the last Quarup and whose time has come to choose a partner. This minimalist dress code reflects the spirit of the hunt and being overdressed may be considered ridiculous or inappropriate. In Western cultures, shame can result from not living up to the ideals of society with regard to physical appearance.
With regard to their naked bodies, the result is a tendency toward self-criticism by women, while men are less concerned by the evaluation of others. In much of the world, the modesty of women is a matter not only of social custom but of the legal definition of indecent exposure.
In the United States, the exposure of female nipples is a criminal offense in many states and is not usually allowed in public. Individual women who have contested indecency laws by baring their breasts in public assert that their behavior is not sexual. In Canada, the law was changed to include a definition of a sexual context in order for behavior to be indecent. The " topfreedom " movement in the United States promotes equal rights for women to be naked above the waist in public on the same basis that would apply to men in the same circumstances.
The law in New York State was challenged in by nine women who exposed their breasts in a public park, which led to nine years of litigation culminating with an opinion by the Court of Appeals that overturned the convictions on the basis of the women's actions not being lewd, rather than overturning the law on the basis of equal protection , which is what the women sought. Other court decisions have given individuals the right to be briefly nude in public as a form of expression protected by the First Amendment, but not on a continuing basis for their own enjoyment.
Breastfeeding in public is forbidden in some jurisdictions , not regulated in others, and protected as a legal right in public and the workplace in still others. Where public breastfeeding is unregulated or legal, mothers may be reluctant to do so because other people may object.
The social context defines the cultural meaning of nudity that may range from the sacred to the profane. There are activities where freedom of movement is promoted by full or partial nudity.
The nudity of the ancient Olympics was part of a religious practice. Athletic activities are also appreciated for the beauty of bodies in motion as in dance , but in the post-modern media athletic bodies are often taken out of context to become purely sexual, perhaps pornographic.
There is also recognition of mundane situations in which nakedness is entirely non-sexual. These include bathing, changing clothes, medical treatment or examination, and strenuous physical activity. In the United States in the s and s, the number of non-sexual contexts for nudity expanded to include both social practices such as streaking or nude beaches, and greater acceptance of nudity in artistic performances.
In the 21st century, many of these situations have become sexualized. The sexual nature of nudity is defined by the gaze of others. Studies of naturism find that its practitioners adopt behaviors and norms that suppress the sexual responses while practicing social nudity. Individuals vary regarding being comfortable nude in situations that are private. According to a U. Body image is the perceptions and feelings of a person regarding their own body, which effects self-esteem and life satisfaction.
Studies indicate not only that social nudity promotes a positive body image, but that nudity-based interventions are helpful for those with a negative body image. The need to expose the body for everyday personal hygiene is recognized, yet expressed within the context of cultural and religious norms.
Bathing may be social and therapeutic as in those societies that frequent steam baths; or a ritual symbolic of purification and renewal. In some traditional cultures and rural areas modern practices are limited by the belief that only the exposed parts of the body hands, feet, face need to be washed daily; and also by Christian and Muslim belief that the naked body is shameful and must always be covered.
Societies in continental Europe conceive of privacy as protecting a right to respect and personal dignity. Europeans maintain their dignity, even naked where others may see them, including sunbathing in urban parks.
In America, the right to privacy is oriented toward values of liberty, especially in one's home. Americans see public nakedness as a surrender of "any reasonable expectation of privacy ". Such cultural differences may make some laws and behaviors of other societies seem incomprehensible, since each culture assumes that their own concepts of privacy are intuitive , and thus human universals. High and low context cultures were defined by Edward T.
Germans are extremely low in cultural context. To maintain public propriety on a nude beach, German naturists avoided touching themselves and others and avoid any adornments or behaviors that would call attention to the body. The moral ambiguity of nudity is reflected in its many meanings, often expressed in the metaphors used to describe cultural values, both positive and negative. One of the first—but now obsolete—meanings of nude in the 16th century was "mere, plain, open, explicit" as reflected in the modern metaphors "the naked truth" and "the bare facts".
Naturists often speak of their nakedness in terms of a return to the innocence and simplicity of childhood. The term naturism is based upon the idea that nakedness is connected to nature in a positive way as a form of egalitarianism , that all humans are alike in their nakedness.
Nudity also represents freedom: the liberation of the body is associated with sexual liberation, although many naturists tend to downplay this connection. In some forms of group psychotherapy , nudity has been used to promote open interaction and communication. Religious persons who reject the world as it is including all possessions may practice nudism, or use nakedness as a protest against an unjust world. Many of the negative associations are the inverse of positive ones.
If nudity is truth, nakedness may be an invasion of privacy or the exposure of uncomfortable truths, a source of anxiety. The strong connection of nudity to sex produces shame when naked in contexts where sexuality is deemed inappropriate. Rather than being natural, nakedness is associated with savagery, poverty, criminality, and death.
To be deprived of clothes is punishment, humiliating and degrading. Confronted with this ambiguity, some individuals seek to resolve it by working toward greater acceptance of nudity for themselves and others. Shame is one of the moral emotions often associated with nudity.
However, shame is often negative as the response to perceived failures to live up to unrealistic expectations. The shame regarding nudity is one of the classic examples of the emotion, yet rather than being a positive motivator, it is considered unhealthy, standing in the way of developing a positive self-image.
Others argue that the shame felt when naked in public is due to valuing modesty and privacy as socially positive. In a naturist environment, because everyone is naked, it becomes possible to dilute the power of social judgements and experience freedom.
The universality of shame is not supported by anthropological studies, which do not find the use of clothing to cover the genital areas in all societies, but instead the use of adornments to call attention to the sexuality of the body. Among ancient cultures, the association of nakedness with sexual sin was peculiar to Abrahamic religions. In Mesopotamia and Egypt, nakedness was embarrassing due to the social connotations of low status and deprivation rather than shame regarding sexuality.
The meaning of the naked body in Judaism , Christianity , and Islam was defined by the Genesis creation narrative. The philosophical meaning of this myth is unclear. Was nakedness innocent before, but after gaining the forbidden knowledge, became evil? The feeling of shame is also problematical, since it is understood as a response to being seen by others, a social context that did not exist. This is in contrast to the story of Judith , who bathes publicly to seduce and later behead the enemy general Holofernes.
However all three stories are based upon the belief that men are unable to control their sexuality when seeing a nude woman. Sects of Christianity through history have included nudity into worship practices, but these have been deemed heretical. Some Hindu and Jain practitioners of asceticism reject worldly goods, including clothing, wearing only a loincloth or being naked. As recently as the s, children were viewed in Western society as non-sexual, with romanticized myths of innocence.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network issued a report in on child sexual development in the United States. The report asserted that children have a natural curiosity about their own bodies and the bodies of others that ought to be addressed in an age-appropriate manner. According to the report:. In childcare settings outside the home there is difficulty in determining what behavior is normal and what may be indicative of child sexual abuse CSA.
In an extensive study of Danish childcare institutions which had, in the prior century, been tolerant of child nudity and playing doctor found that contemporary policy had become restrictive as the result of childcare workers being charged with CSA. However, while CSA does occur, the response may be due to "moral panic" that is out of proportion with its actual frequency and over-reaction may have unintended consequences. Strict policies are being implemented not to protect children from a rare threat, but to protect workers from the accusation of CSA.
The policies have created a split between childcare workers who continue to believe that behaviors involving nudity are a normal part of child development and those that advocate that children be closely supervised to prohibit such behavior. It is noted that modern psychology generally agrees that children can benefit from an open environment where the bodies of others their own age of both sexes are not a mystery.
However, there is less agreement regarding children and adults being nude. While some doctors have taken the view that some exposure of children to adult nudity particularly parental nudity may be healthy, others—notably Benjamin Spock —disagreed. Spock's view was later attributed to the lingering effect of Freudianism on the medical profession.
In their study on the effects of social nudity on children, Smith and Sparks concluded that "the viewing of the unclothed body, far from being destructive to the psyche, seems to be either benign or to actually provide positive benefits to the individuals involved". France, Norway, the Netherlands and the United States show a broad range of openness toward nudity and sexuality as indicated by childhood experiences and sex education practices.
The health textbooks in Finnish secondary schools emphasize the normalcy of non-sexual nudity in saunas and gyms as well as openness to the appropriate expression of developing sexuality.
Everybody Gets Naked! As part of a science program on Norwegian public television NRK , a series on puberty intended for 8—year-olds includes explicit information and images of reproduction, anatomy, and the changes that are normal with the approach of puberty. Rather than diagrams or photos, the videos were shot in a locker room with live nude people of all ages. The presenter, a physician, is relaxed about close examination and touching of relevant body parts, including genitals.
While the videos note that the age of consent in Norway is 16, abstinence is not emphasized. In a subsequent series for teens and young adults, real people were recruited to have sex on TV as counterbalance to the unrealistic presentations in advertising and porn. As of , 37 U. Studies show that early and complete sex education does not increase the likelihood of becoming sexually active, but leads to better health outcomes overall. Young children often play outdoors or in public wading pools nude.
In a survey of predominantly white middle-class college students in the United States, only 9. Only 4. A majority of both women A report issued by the CDC comparing the sexual health of teens in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States concluded that if the US implemented comprehensive sex education similar to the three European countries there would be a significant reduction in teen pregnancies, abortions and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases, and save hundreds of millions of dollars.
In , Gordon and Schroeder contended that "there is nothing inherently wrong with bathing with children or otherwise appearing naked in front of them", noting that doing so may provide an opportunity for parents to provide important information.
In a article for the New York Times "Home" section, Julie Scelfo interviewed parents regarding the nudity of small children at home in situations which might include visitors outside the immediate household. The situations ranged from a three-year-old being naked at a large gathering to the use of a backyard swim pool becoming an issue when the children of disapproving neighbors participated.
While the consensus was to allow kids to be kids up to the age of five, there was acknowledgment of the possible discomfort of adults who consider such behavior to be inappropriate.
While opponents of child nudity referred to the danger of pedophilia, proponents viewed innocent nudity as beneficial compared to the sexualization of children in toddler beauty pageants with makeup and "sexy" outfits. In Russia, a survey on proper dress for girls found acceptance of nudity for preschool age children at the beach, but nowhere else.
However, girls being bare-chested was acceptable by some up to puberty. Recreational swim in the Greenbrier River , West Virginia Bathing in the center of East Berlin , East Germany A nude family at Lake Senftenberg in East Germany s.
Worldwide, laws regarding clothing specify what parts of the body must be covered, prohibiting complete nudity in public except for those jurisdictions that allow nude recreation. Specific laws may either require or prohibit religious attire veiling for women. In a survey using data from to , there were 11 majority Muslim countries where women must cover their entire bodies in public, which may include the face.
Within Russia, laws may either require or prohibit veiling depending upon location. The brief, sudden exposure of parts of the body normally hidden from public view has a long tradition, taking several forms. In the United Kingdom, nudity may not be used to "harass, alarm or distress" according to the Public Order Act of His claim was ultimately rejected. In the United States, public nudity is a matter of local laws with the exception of First Amendment protection of free expression, which is generally recognized with regard to performances in an artistic context.
However, in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc. The US Supreme Court upheld the Indiana law, but with difference in opinion between justices. This was the case in , when three young men who had been skinny-dipping outside Brattleboro, Vermont decided to go into town to see what would happen if they disrobed there.
They were not arrested, and the following two summers saw a number of incidents of public nakedness until an ordinance banning nudity was passed. In the 21st century in the United States, the legal definition of "full nudity" is exposure of the genitals.
Where the law has been challenged by asserting that nudity by itself in not lewd or disorderly, laws have been amended to specify indecent exposure, usually of the genitals but not always of the breast.
Public indecency is generally a misdemeanor , but may become a felony upon repeated offense or always if done in the presence of a minor. In the state of Oregon, public nudity is legal and protected as free speech as long as there is not an "intent to arouse". After incidents in July of ticketing women for sunbathing topless, the Minneapolis Parks board moved to change the regulation that prohibits the exposure of female breasts on park property, which is legal elsewhere in the city and the state of Minnesota.
Some tickets were issued when sunbathers were spotted in isolated areas by drones with cameras. In some situations, nudity is forced on a person. For example, imposed nudity full or partial can be part of a corporal punishment or as humiliation , especially when administered in public. For example, in , students at a girls' school in the north-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh were forced to undress as a form of punishment, police say.
Although not as common as corporal punishment, it is not unusual for stripping to be used as a form of punishment in Indian schools. Nazis used forced nudity to attempt to humiliate inmates in concentration camps. This practice was depicted in the film Schindler's List Photographic images were circulated that showed the posing of prisoners naked, sometimes bound, and being intimidated and otherwise humiliated, resulting in widespread condemnation of the abuse.
Nudity is used to draw public attention to a cause, sometimes including the promotion of public nudity itself. Particular issues represented include animal rights by the group PETA , environmental issues by the World Naked Bike Ride , and women's rights by the organization FEMEN. Bathing for cleanliness and recreation is a human universal, and the communal use of bathing facilities has been maintained in many cultures from varying traditional sources.
When there is complete nudity, the facilities are often segregated by sex, but not always. The sauna is attended nude in its source country of Finland , where many families have one in their home, and is one of the defining characteristics of Finnish identity. For example, the Friedrichsbad in Baden-Baden has designated times when mixed nude bathing is permitted. The German sauna culture also became popular in neighbouring countries such as Switzerland , Belgium , the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The sauna came to the United States in the 19th century when Finns settled in western territories, building family saunas on their farms. When public saunas were built in the 20th century, they might include separate steam rooms for men and women. In Korea , bathhouses are known as Jjimjilbang. Such facilities may include mixed-sex sauna areas where clothing is worn, but bathing areas are gender segregated; nudity is required in those areas.
In Russia , public banyas are clothing-optional and are usually gender-segregated. Changing rooms may be provided in stores, workplaces, or sports facilities to allow people to change their clothing. Some changing rooms have individual cubicles or stalls affording varying degrees of privacy. Locker rooms and communal showers associated with sports generally lacked any individual space, thus providing minimal physical privacy. The men's locker room—which historically in Western cultures had been a setting for open male social nudity—is, in the 21st century United States, becoming a space of modesty and distancing between men.
For much of the 20th century, the norm in locker rooms had been for men to undress completely without embarrassment.
This shift is the result of changes in social norms regarding masculinity and how maleness is publicly expressed; also, open male nudity has become associated with homosexuality. The change also addresses issues of transgender usage and family use when one parent accompanies children of differing gender.
Other studies indicate that not showering, while often related to being naked with peers, is also related to lower intensity of physical activity and involvement in sports.
This shift in attitudes has come to societies historically open to nudity. In Denmark, secondary school students are now avoiding showering after gym classes.
In interviews, students cited the lack of privacy, fears of being judged by idealized standards, and the possibility of being photographed while naked. Attitudes toward public nudity vary depending on culture, time, location, and context. There are particular contexts in which nudity is tolerated, accepted, or even encouraged in public spaces.
In Europe, such contexts include nude beaches , within some intentional communities such as naturist resorts or clubs and at special events. Such special events can be understood by expanding the historical concept of Carnival , where otherwise transgressive behaviors are allowed on particular occasions, to include other mass nudity public events.
Examples include the Solstice Swim in Tasmania part of the Dark Mofo festival and World Naked Bike Rides. Germany is known for being tolerant of public nudity in many situations. In the United States in , the city council of San Francisco , California, banned public nudity in the inner-city area. This move was met by harsh resistance because the city was known for its liberal culture and had previously tolerated public nudity.
Naturism or nudism is a subculture advocating and defending private and public nudity as part of a simple, natural lifestyle. Naturists reject contemporary standards of modesty that discourage personal, family and social nudity.
They instead seek to create a social environment where individuals feel comfortable being in the company of nude people and being seen nude, either by other naturists or by the general public.
The social sciences, until the middle of the 20th century, often studied public nakedness, including naturism, in the context of deviance or criminality. A nude beach, sometimes called a clothing-optional or free beach, is a beach where users are at liberty to be nude. Such beaches are usually on public lands. Nude beaches may be official legally sanctioned , unofficial tolerated by residents and law enforcement , or illegal but so isolated as to escape enforcement.
In a picture-making civilization, pictorial conventions continually reaffirm what is natural in human appearance, which is part of socialization. In Western societies, the contexts for depictions of nudity include information , art and pornography. Any ambiguous image not easily fitting into one of these categories may be misinterpreted, leading to disputes. The nude human figure has been one of the subjects of art from its Paleolithic beginnings, and a major preoccupation of Western art since the ancient Greeks.
In The Nude: a Study in Ideal Form , Lord Kenneth Clark states that to be naked is to be deprived of clothes, and implies embarrassment and shame, while a nude, as a work of art, has no such connotations. Distinct from the nude artworks created, sessions where artists work from live models are a social situation where nudity has a long tradition.
The role of the model both as part of visual art education and in the creation of finished works has evolved since antiquity in Western societies and worldwide wherever western cultural practices in the visual arts have been adopted. At modern universities, art schools, and community groups " art model " is a job, one requirement of which is to pose "undraped" and motionless for minutes, hours with breaks or resuming the same pose for days as the artwork requires.
Photography of groups of nude people in public places has been done around the world with or without official cooperation. The gathering itself is proposed as performance art, while the resulting images become statements based upon the identities of the people posing and the location selected: urban, scenic landscapes, or sites of historical significance.
The photographers including Spencer Tunick    and Henning von Berg state a variety of artistic, cultural, and political reasons for their work, while those being photographed may be professional models or unpaid volunteers attracted to the project for personal reasons. Limits on the depiction of nudity are based upon the legal definitions of indecency and obscenity. In , the Supreme Court in Miller v. California established the three-tiered Miller test to determine what was obscene and thus not protected versus what was merely erotic and thus protected by the First Amendment.
Depictions of child nudity or of children with nude adults appear in works of art in various cultures and historical periods. These attitudes have changed over time and have become increasingly frowned upon,  especially in the case of photography.
During the years when film was developed by commercial photo labs, snapshots taken by parents of their nude infant or toddler children were reported to the police as possible child pornography. Live performances, such as dance, theater, performance art and body painting may include nudity either for realism or symbolic meaning.
Dance , as a sequence of human movement, may be ceremonial , social or one of the performing arts. Partial or complete nudity is a feature of ceremonial dances in some tropical countries. However, some claim that modern practices may be used to promote "ethnic tourism" rather than to revive authentic traditions. By nudity was freely employed by playwrights, directors and producers not only on subjects of sexuality but regarding social injustice and war.
A well-known performance that included nudity was the Broadway musical Hair in Public performances that have the intent of arousing the erotic interest of an audience have an indeterminate history, generally associated with prostitution. The striptease did not end with performers entirely nude until the twentieth century, but has since evolved into the live sex show.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. State of wearing no clothing. Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Nude disambiguation , Naked disambiguation and Birthday suit disambiguation. For the preference for nudity in non-sexualized social settings, see Naturism. Main article: Human evolution. Main article: History of clothing and textiles. See also: Body modification. Main article: History of nudity. See also: Clothing in ancient Greece. See also: Biblical clothing. See also: Historical race concepts.
Early 20th century photography of Indigenous peoples of Africa and Oceania. Four Masai tribesmen, c. Three Igbo women in the early 20th century. See also: Breastfeeding and mental health. Main article: Nudity and sexuality. See also: Sexual attraction and Physical attractiveness. See also: Naturism in Germany and Naturism in France. See also: Nudity in religion and Ritual purification. See also: Child sexuality and Puberty.
Cultural differences in childhood nudity. Fountain in Israel between and Main articles: Indecent exposure and Clothing laws by country. See also: Pantsing. Main article: Nudity and protest. See also: Sauna and Bathing. The examples and perspective in this section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. You may improve this section , discuss the issue on the talk page , or create a new section, as appropriate.
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See also: Nude recreation and Issues in social nudity. Main article: Naturism. Main article: Nude beach. See also: Nude swimming. Further information: List of places where social nudity is practised. See also: Africa , Asia , Europe , Oceania , North America , and South America.
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