Nudity as an art-form

Discussion in 'Art' started by The World of Dan, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. A lot of people might have the idea that I'm a bit of a pervert.. and to be honest, I guess I am, but no more than anyone else - the diffrence is that I'm just open about my sexual adventures.... I enjoy masturbation, having casual sex, and sex with both males and females...

    But if we can try to ignore the idea of being a pervert, I wanted to ask you about the idea of nudity as an art-form...

    Anyone that's seen my sister's website ( will see that she's done some naked photography, but as I'm sure you can see, it's not porn, it's art... and after working on building her site, and seeing my sister naked, I started to see the naked form as more than just something sexual, but something that is very beautiful.

    I think a lot of people get hung up about the idea of nudity because of their conditioning within modern society. We're born naked... every other animal on the planet is happy to be naked, so why not us? Sure, we started to wear clothing because it would be too cold for us in the winter otherwise, etc... but it's now gone too far in that we're not allowed to be naked in anyway at all... surely that's just silly?

    Anyway, I have a friend that I've been talking to about the idea of doing some some naked photography... my inital idea is to go find a nice quiet part of the woods and get some photos of her, well, acting like a woodland sprite, type of thing..

    I'm not talking full frontal nudity or anything like that, just images of her, say hugging a tree, or something along them lines.. do you know what I mean?

    Anyway, I just wanted your input regarding this.. what do you think of nudity? and nudity as an art?

    Thank you.
  2. inbloom

    inbloom as the crow flies...

    Nothing wrong with being a pervert, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody in anyway. (mentally and emotionally, as well as physically.)

    I think nudity as an art is beautiful. Why wouldn't it be?? The naked body, especially the female naked body, is beautiful and one of the most natural things in the world. I also think sex as an art can be beautiful. I'm not talking porno, but sex between you and someone you love. You can make that art. And, in movies, if it's done tastefully and fits with the rest of the storyline, definetly artistic.

    Now, personally, I don't go looking around for naked or erotic photography, but when people on here post nudity as art, I check it out and respond just as I would to any other form of art.
  3. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    It depands on how it is portraid. If it is degrading pornography, then it is nothing close to art. Erotic photography (Such as your sister's) is art. The human body is a beautiful thing.

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    I say right on! Nudity is natural and wonderful. And nudity has been an art subject for centuries. You should check out the Naturist magazine for other tasteful nude photography.
  5. hilksha

    hilksha Member

    I just looked at that website that The World Of Dan put up. That's a really good website. I Like it.
  6. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    Hey dan. I will stick up the nymph pictures i was telling you about onto my theice site and you can have a gander :) theres already a few examples of nude photography on there.
  7. pansy

    pansy Member

  8. I'm glad to see that you're all pro-nudy I kind of guessed that you would be, but it's nice to hear you say it. As I said above, I'm planning on doing some work with my friend, and am currently chatting with good ol' Fleassy here to pick up on some tips (seeing as she enjoyed being naked herself :p).

    inbloom, I'm not sure that I would say that sex in an art-form, well.. maybe it is, but not in the context you're talking about... Sure, a well thought out sex-scene in a movie can be used to show love between two people, or passion between them, etc.... but sex between the two people involved is not so much artistic, I don't think, but rather symbolic, as I said, of the love or the passion, etc.. Anyway, that's just me - do I enjoy watching people have sex? YES! Is it art? sure, why not :p LOL

    TARABELLE, thank you for the link, i'll check it out when I'm not at work ;)

    hilksha, thank you... I can only take (part) credit for the site itself, the photos were all done by other people, etc... but it seems fairly obvious that they're my inspration for wanting to do some of my own work.

    Fleassy, cheers doll ;)
  9. ashers

    ashers Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    the naked body is beautiful, especially the female body?

    Agreed, depends on whos perspective
  10. ashers

    ashers Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Nudity is an art form and will always be going to be part of art and human expression...
  11. Oz!

    Oz! Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    wtf? :D ol' henry did this country the biggest favour possible when he kicked the catholic church outa england...and there are plenty more reasons behind it than a disire for him to divorce ;)

    look to medieval art and you'll see dozens of surviving examples of nudity in pre-catholic power england....nudity was accepted, in fact, people saw it as perfectly natural...even among the nobility their are surviving painted scenes of nakedness as a part of everyday life :D

    it took bloody hundreds of years for the catholic prejudice of nakendness to leave these shores, their influence probably caused more damage in regards to the human psyche and nakedness ......Henry should have done a better job. Small minded, insecure catholic imbeciles.

    The English certainly don't see homosexuality as a perversion, or a personality disorder thankyouverymuch......only people who read religious doctrine and believe it to be the truth think like that...and luckily, they are dying out :)

    Is the naked human form art? to me yes.
  12. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    Tell me when was th last time you came to england?
    Homosexuality is not seen as a perversion. By a lot of people its seen as being sexually attracted to the same sex. by others its seen as somethign which is wrong. but the people who see it as wrong in my experiance have been - to put it bluntly- match men with a severe image issue or older people who were briought up in a society MANY YEARS AGO who did consider it wrong.

    It is not a personality DISORDER its a personality TRAIT.

    As far as england being warped towards nudity, i know we are slightly more pruding that some of out european friends however we women dont have to cover our whole bodies to everyone but our husbands, we also are freee to wear very small amounts of clothing. Usa has just a warped view on nudity. The human body in the western world at least is seen more as a sexual item which should be saved for those you are looking to being sexual with than a natural beautiful thing. peoples reaction to things such as breast feeding prove this.
  13. Don't you think you're being a bit judgemental? Everyone has diffrent taste in art... I'm a huge fan of Dali, but don't care for a lot of 'modern' art... surely the person that's talking about thinking the female form as being beautiful is just stating his opinion..... I don't see a problem with that.

    As for the homosexuality thing - I think you have a very warped view of the english... more and more, homosexuality is being accepted in the UK, orginisations such as the BBC (espically on BBC Three) are clealy pro-homosexual - which all helps the attitudes of the past generations get washed away.

    Sure, we're maybe not as open as some other european countries when it comes to nudity, but compare us to places which have muslim control, and you'd see that we're very openminded to such things... Heck, compared to america we're very open.

    (PS, i also echo the comment about it being nothing but good that Henry VIII moved us away from the catholic church, but lets try and stick to the topic eh? :))
  14. Oz!

    Oz! Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Indeed. Sorry about me lil' rant dude....

    Fuzzy, start a thread on Henry VIII .... I'd love to get me teeth into that one! :D
  15. inbloom

    inbloom as the crow flies...

    Excuse me!?! Are you saying I have low intellect, just because I prefer the female naked body over the male naked body?? I see nothing wrong with that statement. I said the naked body is beautiful. True statement, no? I said especially the female naked body. Meaning, I personally feel that the female naked body is an amazingly beautiful and heavenly work of art. It's not like I said, "Huh, huh, yeah nakkid chikz rulE!1!1!"

    Don't fucking go after my intellect level, just because you don't agree with what I said. Asshole.

    JJ DIAMOND Member

    the naked body is beautiful both male and female as long as is't done tastfully it's art, I agree with the other guy who said the female body is a work of art as long as the art is not degrading the women then it's ok by me.
  17. It would be quite hard for me to imagine the art world without nudes. The body is such a wonderful organic form as a subject matter.
  18. Hippievixen

    Hippievixen Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I could not have said it better myself :)

    Nudes aren't smutty at all... but beautiful... and well, mistress_sass said it right... organic :)
  19. ashers

    ashers Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Yeah, was gonna say what a load of crap - not very intellectual, neither was the rest of the post I may add... didnt have time ealier though, just popped home for lunch :)

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    Ain't it the truth? That's why I place so much importance on recreational nudity - nudism. We have to start somewhere and cultivating healthier attitudes about nudity and just accepting our own bodies is a GOOD start.

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