The Case For Nudity In Art

The Case For Nudity” – The Art Assignment (PBS), 2018, 7:29 --

Is all nudity equally offensive? And why do we define nudity as a shameful taboo? These are just some of the questions posed by this brief video about the history of nude subjects in art. Among other things, we learn that art reflects the patriarchal ideals of a society. This would be a good discussion starter for topics like the male gaze and the objectification of female bodies. And yes, this video is safe for work (SFW) though it does feature artful nudes.

From the video’s description: The naked and the nude have been frequent subjects for art throughout the history of human creation, and also the frequent subject of censorship. What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art?