All posts tagged: Nude

Nude or naked?

Some of you may know that I write books. Writing books and stories means you have to consider the meaning of words carefully. Considering the words ‘nude’ and ‘naked’. They both refer to the state of being undressed, uncovered, clothes-free, yes. Still, to me they have a different charge as it were. Wikipedia’s take on these point to the same thing. Nudity. To me there is however an underlying difference. What nude is to me. To me this is nude. You may argue that I’m naked in this picture so let me explain. When I am nude, I’m undressed, I appreciate it to the max and I am ‘in my power’. I am undressed by my own choice and proud of my state of being. When I took  this picture it wasn’t warm. There was fog all around. Still I felt wonderful there, in nature, one with the elements of the moment. That is when you are in your centre of power. What is naked to me. Here is an example of someone I think …

inappropriately nude in art 

21 Times People Got Naked At Inappropriate Times In Art History In these prime summer days, clothes can often seem like a cruel, sweaty burden. An unnecessary layer holding you back from your true potential. If only you could rip the itchy fabric from your flesh and dance free like the nature baby you were born to be! Then you’d be free, you’d be au natural, you’d be … probably, pretty inappropriate and awkward, but awesomely so.  Art history contains a long tradition of people getting naked at the most unlikely of times. At a picnic, chilling with friends, fighting a dragon, kissing your dog by the seashore — there is literally no time too improper for these painted subjects to strip down and strike a pose.  In honor of summer and nudity and art, behold 21 times (including the painting above) people in paintings got naked at really weird times. Not. Suitable. For. Work read more – Source: Huffington Post

clothes free tempest in Central Park 

Female Cast Performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ in Central Park — in the Nude NEW YORK — At a recent performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in Central Park, characters professed their love, flitted across the stage, and took an audience of more than 150 through the paces of the plot. Oh, and they were stark naked. This was the Free Tempest, a two-day production Thursday and Friday at the park’s Summit Rock that was zero-cost for the audience — and zero-costume for some of the all-female cast. The play was co-directed by Alice Mottola and Pitr Strait in collaboration with the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, a group that gathers for topless outdoor book club meetings with the goal of normalizing the naked female form. “We wanted to take our advocacy one step further with a big theatrical production that would allow full nudity in public,” Mottola said. read more – Source: NBC News 

Have I got nudes for you

# Emer O’Toole on the art of being naked But Camilla’s idea was right up my street. She wanted to paint a traditional subject in a traditional medium, but include something that continues to be erased in western art: female body hair. As someone prone to puzzling over the fact that painted ladies are as hairless as baby hamsters, even in art from eras when women didn’t shave, I was intrigued. Sure, Goya’s La Maja Desnuda has an enticing hint of pubic hair, Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde is a bush explosion, and the few darker brushstrokes under the arms of Manet’s Olympia have been interpreted as, if not quite armpit hair, at least womanly stubble. Overall, however, our museums and galleries are full of women who have been plucked to the pores. So I said yes. I am comfortable being naked. I attribute this to my mother, who thinks it necessary to be fully clothed in a domestic setting only if male visitors are due to arrive. She will cheerfully answer the door to her girlfriends …

self described voyeur advertises for naked house cleaner

#Pensioner advertises for naked cleaner – would you do it? A pensioner, identified by the Western Daily Press as John, has advertised for a new cleaner, at an impressive hourly rate. The successful candidate will get £20 an hour, and is expected to work for two hours a week. They have to be comfortable with unusual working arrangements, however, because he would like them to clean the house naked. The 70-year-old, from Kingswood in Bristol, has stressed that he is happy with anyone aged 18-55, and with any body shape. He told the newspaper that he has had four nude cleaners so far, and has become friends with them all. He admitted he was a voyeur, but he added that there was a sex industry he would use if he was after anything more, and he just wanted the chance to appreciate the female form. He has had heart trouble in the past, so isn’t as active as he once was. read more – Source:  AOL Money

How YA Author Rick Yancey and Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie are Related.

So, what do we think of this?To be honest, I am on the fence.Initially, I agreed with Moretz. In my initial opinion, I felt that the way Kim posed for the photo is and was reminiscent of the annoying sex advertisements that pop up anytime I try to stream TV online. Don’t be naive. We all know what I’m talking about. The ones that are like  “There are 15 hot single women in St. Catharines waiting for you to strike up a conversation. Don’t keep them waiting!”You know what I’m talking about.I would have had more respect for the photo if she actually revealed her nipples. If she revealed her nipples, I could at least have hoped that she was fighting for topless equality. But she doesn’t. They are censored out, a censoring which contributes to the criminalization of the female nipple. The photo seems entirely hypersexualized, and like I said, in my initial opinion, Kim Kardashian’s huge following base surrounding such a photo will inevitably lend a hand to the objectification of women. Moreover, when …

Kim Kardashian vs Aboriginal Culture: Only One Of These Images Has Been Banned By Facebook – New Matilda

A speech published in New Matilda which argues that Aboriginal women are shamed for their nudity, while the nudity of non-Aboriginal women is celebrated, has been banned by Facebook because it included an image of two topless women from Central Australia ‘painted up’ and performing an ancient Aboriginal ceremony. In addition, the accounts of multiple […]

Tom Hardy does the full Monty in new movie

Tom Hardy Is Filming a Period Adventure Drama in the Nude We are not quite sure about that one—although it does appear that Hardy’s character, James Keziah Delaney, is in a rowboat and transferring something in a heavy canvas sack. Deadline previously informed us that the character is depicted as he ”returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.” So maybe the bag contains diamonds and a dog-eared copy of Hamlet? And, well, we still can’t explain the nudity but are sure that there is a reason for it. Like maybe James has deep-seated clothing-related superstitions? Or maybe, Tom and Chips Hardy, savvy TV creators they are, simply knew what their audience likely wanted—Tom Hardy in a rowboat—and decided to give them just that. Either way, we will not know how the Hardy nude rowboat scene fits into the series until the show airs, sometime this year. Source : Vanity Fair – Hollywood