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Nudity in art: Vulgar and catering to the male gaze, or an aesthetic exploration of form?

A woman photographs Henri Matisse’ “Blue Nude”, 1907, an Oil on canvas | REUTERS/Mike Segar

It would be naive not to acknowledge the tender, and at times tenuous, relationship between nudity and art. By extension, that relationship is far more strained and debatable in the case of female nudity. Ever since the birth of feminism and gender-just lines of questioning, the debate has only further been muddled or fed to the wood-chipper for noise, rather than reason. To be honest, it is a fairly complicated debate. The history of mankind is in large parts the history of man. Of that, there is little to debate. Women have simply not been given their place except for when a man has decided to do so, tinctured with just the right the amounts of intoxication of body and mind, of ideas and a future that promises them their place.

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