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The development and eventual dominance of Christianity in late antiquity profoundly changed the needs of patrons and the output of artists. Unlike paganism, Christianity required no images of naked divinities, and new attitudes cast doubt and opprobrium on nude athleticspublic bathing, and the very value of the human body. The early Christian emphasis on chastity and celibacy further discounted depictions of nakedness.
Throughout the history of art, male artists have been lauding the female nude, taking pleasure in painting and sculpting unclothed women for centuries. From Venus appearing as an apparition from inside a scallop shell most famously by Botticellito the infamous reclining nude think Manet, Modigliani, Titianit seems male artists have always had a thing for naked women. As we all know, women have not been treated kindly by art history.
The nude figure is a tradition in Western artand has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek artand after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos.
PlayboyAmerican magazine aimed at men, the first to present female nudity and sexually oriented material in a relatively sophisticated format. Although most famous for its photo spreads, Playboy also published general articles and fiction, both of which were frequently of high quality. Its interviews with celebrities and other newsworthy persons won wide attention.
Figures with no clothes are peculiarly common in the art of the Western world. This situation might seem perfectly natural when one considers how frequent the state of undress is in every human life, from birth to the bath to the boudoir. In art, however, naked figures relate very little to these humble conditions and instead reflect a very complex set of formal ideals, philosophical concerns, and cultural traditions. Though meaningful throughout the sweep of Western art, the nude was a particular focus of artistic innovation in the Renaissance and later academic traditions of the seventeenth century and after.