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Old November 23rd, 2012 (8:34 AM).
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    Old November 23rd, 2012 (8:45 AM).
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      I don't think I get it. How does it imply that? Ceramics are a form of art but that doesn't mean that if you take clay and stick it in an oven you've made art. Why's this different?
      Actually, I've taken a ceramics class where we've done just that to impress the teacher. What I'm saying is that art shouldn't have a formula for creating it. "Nude Art", as it's title implies, is just adding nudity to your art.
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      Old November 23rd, 2012 (9:05 AM).
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      I myself don't like it.
      Yes, photography is art. But there's nothing wrong with clothing! In my opinion, it's not much better than (the kind of photo/video that when posted here results in an instant ban).

      Excuse my not having used the actual word. I know this place has a filter, but I don't know if that's censored or not.
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      Old December 14th, 2012 (12:39 AM).
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      What I'm saying is that art shouldn't have a formula for creating it. "Nude Art", as it's title implies, is just adding nudity to your art.
      I agree, there's a difference between art that's had nudity deliberately added to it, and art that just happens to be nude.
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      Old December 14th, 2012 (7:24 AM).
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        The problem with nude art is the thin line between art that has nudity or if its purpose is for erotica. Say what you will about 'it's just a body,' it's in our biology to focus on and be driven to certain parts of the body.

        This upcoming semester I'm taking a figure drawing class to help improve my anatomy, if I have to draw a nude model the sole purpose is to learn about the proportions and overall structure of the human body. That's not sexual at all.

        However, when you see photographers with portfolios that have nudity with everything but the sexual organs out of focus, then yeah, that's just plain erotica. I find most modern erotica art to be really cheap in that light, but that's just me.
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        Old December 14th, 2012 (5:33 PM). Edited December 14th, 2012 by Sir Codin.
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        Nude art and erotica can both be forms of art if one considers it to be.

        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

        I don't have a real problem with nudity or erotica. I don't have a problem with nude art or erotica as long as the model consented (and has the ability to consent).

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        Nudity in itself is a beautiful thing. We've been given these amazing bodies and it's truly a shame that people feel we can't be proud of them. If I could live in a nudist community year 'round. I would.

        I reject the argument that being nude is wrong. Too me that's a silly argument. Clothing is necessary to protect our bodies from the elements. Other than that, it only serves some outdated moral code which thankfully less and less people pay any attention to. Puritanism died a long time ago. Let it stay dead and rest in peace.
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          Nudity is a natural thing and shows the true beauty of women. Heck, there have been groups of women arguing about why they have the right to go topless as men are in places like beaches or pools. Nude art is fine as long as it isn't those Rule 34 type of arts you find on danbooru. I wonder when did people start creating a mentality of nudity being taboo?
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          There really shouldn't be any taboo at all associated with nudity, it's completely natural.
          I think a world without clothes would be much more relaxed, there would be no stigma about making sure you're wearing smart clothes for a job interview, people wouldn't judge you on your dress, and you wouldn't have to worry about what to wear on a night out and such.

          Of course, I live in the U.K. so if I just wondered out of my house naked one day, I'd get frostbite, and then arrested.
          Shame.

          Theres nothing wrong with being naked in your own home though, that's the single best thing about living alone / with a partner.

          Clothes are gross, yo.
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            If it has been created and invokes a response from within (not mandatory), I call it art. So even tacky nudes are art. I wouldn't post nudes without developing an alter ego to hold responsible and I'd probably censor my face. Unless it's in a pm to you, baby
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              I think it's been tabooed because people get "excited" when they see nudes, I however have no problem with nudity though, although I am young I feel more natural and relaxed when I'm naked, for nude art, so long as it's purpose wasn't for erotica, no problem to me xD
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                I'm personally not a huge fan of it, but I'm still okay with it. If I had the choice to keep or get rid of it, I'd still choose to keep it.

                On the other hand, I do think if clothes had never been invented, the world might be a slightly better place.
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                  It is a decision which has rights founded solely in the involved individuals.
                  Aside from those 2 or more (the artist & the "art", etc...), nothing needs be said.
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                  Nudity is a natural thing and shows the true beauty of women. Heck, there have been groups of women arguing about why they have the right to go topless as men are in places like beaches or pools. Nude art is fine as long as it isn't those Rule 34 type of arts you find on danbooru. I wonder when did people start creating a mentality of nudity being taboo?
                  I think it's more a statement to human beauty, free of any gender associations.
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                  If you're talking specifically on the internet, which you seem to be, then I am fine with it as long as it is classified as such and hidden by default with an easy-to-find option to enable it. I take issue with any site that is not a site dedicated to pornography yet fails to meet this simple guideline.

                  As for public nudity in real life, I am opposed to it. I believe our current laws and traditions regarding exposure are necessary and sufficient.
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                  I honestly don't care. Yeah, I think we should respect the ideals of others in which we have nudity be covered in public places, but really, is a body really that wrong? I wouldn't run around nude (namely because I'D GET COLD) but it's not exactly a bad thing.

                  I love drawing nude characters and not because I'm some horny bastard or anything (I don't draw porn), but there's something genuinely beautiful about the human body that's absolutely enticing to me. I don't see what people find so offensive about it, never did.
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                    Nudity is an art. I don't think it should be shamed. And there is a difference between art nudes and participants in pornography. A painting like The Birth of Venus is NOT in the same category as hentai containing naked chicks doing BDSM or getting tentacle raped.

                    Personally, I wouldn't dare go nude, but people can if they want to. We are allowed different lifestyles. I don't want to think of the definition of a "normal" life as being that of a boring person who works in an office, is very square and uncool, and gets very little free time.
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                      Wow, I'm honestly a little shocked - I didn't know that people thought it was wrong to be nude. Especially in art! We're born naked, there's nothing inherently wrong with being naked. Even right now, you're naked underneath your clothes. Your body doesn't stop existing just because you're covering it up.

                      I currently work as an art model for the classes at my university. I pose exclusively nude. So you can probably guess where I stand on this issue. I really love my job. It's so.. it's just awesome watching people learn and slowly get better as the classes go by. It's really cool to see so many different takes on how you look, too. And I will admit, the idea that dozens of art students are drawing my awesome body is kind of cool. I think it's perfectly natural that nude art is such a thing - the human form has a lot of meaning to everybody (being that we all, you know, have one of those). It's just... it's just something we have contact with everyday, why wouldn't some people draw it?
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