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Nudity, nude

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Author(s): Carrasco, Julia
1. ConceptIn cultural history, nudity denotes the unclothed state of the human body as distinct from the cultural norm of the clothed state (Apparel). In art, certain formal and aesthetic principles are applied to reinterpret human nakedness as an artistic form of nudity. The resultant art work is called in English a “nude.” The German term  Akt (from the Latin actus; “action”, “motion”) became established to denote a pose, study, or general portrayal of the naked body in the 19th century. In studying a nude as a “reformed body” [3], a distinction must be made between the visibl…
Date: 2020-04-06