Art is the easiest way to tell all about the time in which the piece was created. I've always been fascinated by the idea of art as a reflection of society and culture, and nothing expresses that quite like the Nude. Whether it be a painting or a sculpture, the Nude in art always held a sort of powerful, and raw emotion that it got me thinking. When did the idea of nudity become taboo, or rather, commodified? Has nudity been perverted due to the cultural implications? Or has art elevated nudity to a different conotation? I've selected a few pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that have been, or are currently on display.
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