When I see an unclothed woman, I do not see nudity; I see the beauty of nature. Nudity may have been the principal subject of art since prehistoric times, but spoiled by the ugly controversies, nude art even today faces the rage of the so-called protectors of righteousness. People mostly relate the exposure of the body with physical desire which in India equivalent is to a crime. While the ancient art and the nude carvings on the temples that have celebrated the female body are gone, these bodies are ripped apart, sexualized and objectified, and not celebrated as they should be. Let us with them celebrate and explore the beauty of the female body with some of the best nude photographs on Instagram.
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Nude Paintings are artworks that feature human subjects in their naked form. They are used to express views on male and female beauty as well as deep philosophical themes. Nude paintings first made a significant presence in ancient Greece where athletic competitions such as the Olympics celebrated the human body, encouraging nude participation of male athletes. Hence, their representation in art was celebrated too, symbolising the nude male form with triumph, glory, as well as moral excellence. On the other hand, the nude female form symbolised the idea of divinity associated with fertility or procreation.