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Philosophy and Art: Art and the Body

Nude Images in the Western Tradition

Aphrodite of Rhodes from

Michelangelo's David; housed in the Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

Manet, Déjeuner sur l'herbe; housed in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Pierre & Gilles, Vive la France, 2006, Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris


Library Resources

Search  Oxford / Grove Art Online for nud* and for naked to find contextualizing articles.


Search  OneSearch for nudity  art and then narrow by Books or Journal articles in the lefthand sidebar.


 For a particular focus on philosophy, search Philosopher's Index by Subject for nudity.


Search the catalog for books by SubjecNudity Social aspects. or for Human body Social aspects..

Other Subjects:



Search ARTstor for nude, etc. to find images.

 Bridgeman Education is also useful for images


TED Talk

Miru Kim :  Nude Photography in Urban Ruins.

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