The Female Nude

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The female nude is a cornerstone of Western art, so how should we interpret her importance? Cristen and Caroline investigate the art history and societal significance of these mysterious unclothed muses.

Episode Sources:

"Do Women STILL Have to Be Naked to Get Into the Met. Museum?"

"The top 10 female nudes in art"

"The top 10 male nudes in art"

"The Nude in Western Art and Its Beginnings in Antiquity"

"The Nude in Art - A Brief History"

"Female Nudes in Art History"

"A Very Brief History of the Female Nude in Western Art"

"Book Review / Manufacturers of the ideal woman: The female nude: Art, Obscenity and sexuality by Lynda Nead"

"Bush's War"

"A Brief History of Pubic Hair in Art"

Academic Insights:

"The nude in modernity and postmodernity." Pam Meecham and Julie Sheldon. Modern Art: A Critical Introduction. 2005.

"Nudity as Costume in Classical Art." Larissa Bonfante. American Journal of Archaeology. October 1989.,teksti/Gramatas%20Seno%20Laiku%20Vesture%20%28%20Elektroniski%20%29/Antika%20Kultura/Antika%20Kultura/Nudity%20as%20a%20Costyme%20in%20Classical%20Art.pdf

"The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality." Lynda Nead. 1992.,+Obscenity,+and+Sexuality&hl=en&sa=X&ei=h83wVJeNGoyuogSlyILwBA&ved=0CCAQuwUwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

"A Pedagogy of the Black Female Body: Viewing Angele Essamba's Black Female Nudes." Ayo A. Coly. Third Text. November 2010.

Topics in this Podcast: sexuality, Beauty, pop culture, Art, history