"Nudity" Essays and Research Papers

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Ryan McGinley – Nudity/Art/Pornography “When I was younger,” said McGinley, “I was just a dumb kid doing drugs, getting fucked up and taking pictures, and now, I somehow turned my lifestyle into a profession. I don’t know how the hell that happened, but you know, I can pay my rent, so…” (NY Times 2010) Born on the 17th of October 1977 in Ramsey, New York, Ryan McGinley began his career taking pictures of his downtown friends. A day-to-day documentation of his generation’s raw, and sometimes-delirious...

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Public Nudity and Human Reactions

roam around topless in the streets of Toronto, and there is no question that some people find public nudity offensive. However, whether people should be offended is debatable; their reaction is often closer to confusion or embarrassment. The human body deserves to be shown and respected both for its beauty and its so-called “imperfections”. In the appropriate places and situations, public nudity can be comfortable, healthy and can ultimately break social barriers, which hinder communication between...

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Nudity and Alpha Phi Omega

I still vividly remember my first day in college. I was so excited in meeting new people. College felt like a liberation for me since I was far away from my family. It was my first time to be separated from them. It was a bit difficult at first to be with people I never knew. I didn't know how I should behave just to fit in. But eventually, everything went smoothly. I met wonderful friends whom are still my best buddies even until now. Every time we would meet up, we will never fail to recall...

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Cider House Rules

second, the nudity of Charlize Theron in a later scene. So what do these particular scenes, displaying nudity and sexual references, add to the film? Is it for mere pleasure's sake that Charlize is revealed to the audience? Or is there a deeper meaning behind such a scene? I would argue to anyone that there truly is a deeper meaning behind such a scene. Nudity in artwork has been occurring since a very early time. Ancient and more recent art has all contained some elements of sex and nudity. Are all...

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Linda Zhong Nudity in Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth is Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which interpreted audaciously regarding to the presence of naked bodies. In the film, Polanski’s choice to show full nudity absent from the play received mixed criticism reviews from the old society. Some found the film’s graphic nudity vulgar and superficial, but after pondering deeply over this theme of nudity; an undiscovered profound meaning in the...

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Strippers and Porn: Naked or Nude?

is sexual gratification through visual perception an art form? Simply put, yes. Both pornography and stripping are forms of art based upon John Berger’s ideas of nudity and nakedness in his work Ways of Seeing. Naked V. Nude In order to see explicit materials as art, we must first understand the difference between nakedness and nudity. The dictionary has little distinction between these two words; both denote to be without clothes. However, nakedness has another meaning: vulnerable and undisguised...

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1960s the revival of strip tease in the form of go go dancing. A dancer by the name of Carol Doda was the first person to go topless in San Francisco’s Condor Night Club in 1964. In 1964 this club decided to go bottomless as well and started the full nudity trend. San Francisco is also known for the starting of lap dances through the strip club Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre in 1980. Strip clubs cater to men and women, having male and female strippers. Female strippers are more popular seeing...

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Kim Kardashian vs. Greek Slave

other image. There is absolutely nothing powerless about the image of Kim Kardashian, if anything she is the one who appears to be in power. The sculpture of The Greek Slave was accompanied by text when it went on tour to explain the image and her nudity to make it more acceptable for that time period. Women were viewed to be of a lower status and less than men during that time. The photo of Kim Kardashian does not need to be accompanied by any story of how powerless she is and that is why she has...

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The Female Body: Feminism and Game of Thrones

fantasy series Game of Thrones has sparked controversy due to its use of sex, violence, and the treatment of female characters since the airing of its first episode in 2011. From the beginning, the series used images of rape, prostitution, and female nudity to depict the medieval-like world of Westeros and Essos. While many argue that the series exploits the subjects of sex, and violence, others argue that it simply depicts the difficulties faced by women in a feudal society. George R.R. Martin the...

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Final Project

Resting Girl is more frivolous, light, and immoral than traditional Baroque’s already over-the-top style. Though Boucher shied away from using frontal nudity to illicit arousal, the eroticism of Resting Girl is still very apparent. Some critics observed the rear-facing pose of Marie-Louise as being even more sensual than some paintings containing frontal nudity. In Grande Odalisque, also known as Une Odalisque (1814), Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres presents a nude, reclining odalisque, or concubine. Grande...

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