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It’s time we talked about humankind’s first artistic subject: the nude body.
Durham, North CarolinaAugust 12-23


The nude is a deeply ingrained form of human expression — the oldest piece of ‘art’ is an abstract female nude, the Venus of Hohle Fels — and most recorded civilizations have tolerated, if not embraced the art nude. Yet, the nude is something that we, in the modern world, struggle to find comfort with, as a creative expression.
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photosmith:

It’s time we talked about humankind’s first artistic subject: the nude body.

Durham, North Carolina
August 12-23

The nude is a deeply ingrained form of human expression — the oldest piece of ‘art’ is an abstract female nude, the Venus of Hohle Fels — and most recorded civilizations have tolerated, if not embraced the art nude. Yet, the nude is something that we, in the modern world, struggle to find comfort with, as a creative expression.

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