Warning: This article contains some serious nudity and is probably not appropriate for work. X is an amateur and yet so professional by the quality of his images," French collector Alexandre Dupouy explained to the Huffington Post. Obsessional yet attaining a rare degree of complicity with his models.
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Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image. The exhibition The Naked Truth and More Besides presents the astonishing diversity of photographic depictions of the disrobed human body that existed around this time. It was an age in which the foundations were laid for the development in the public domain of an extremely varied type of image, which, more than any other continues to inform the world in which we live today.
Erotic postcards were the pornography of the late s and early s. Small pocket-sized cards with a risque photograph on one side and a postcard design on the other. Despite their name these postcards were never intended to be sent via the mail.
Vienna's prestigious Leopold Museum is usually a pretty buttoned-down place, but on Friday, some of the nudes in its marble galleries were With a heat wave sweeping much of Europe, pushing temperatures into the mids in Vienna, the museum decided that making the most of its cool, climate-controlled space would spur interest in the show. We stand for the truth.
Early s Drawings and Watercolor Paintings. Applied Filters results. Period : Early s.
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This timeline records the degree of acceptance given to the naked human body by diverse human cultures throughout history. It records the way primitive nakedness has been challenged and the wearing of clothing enforced. It also catalogs events that have in their turn challenged the wearing of clothes to allow nudity within the public gaze.