When did we become so prudish? Was it the Puritans? Does it have a religious base? When I was in Paris recently, I had the privilege of touring the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsy and was reminded of the beauty of the human body and how artists used to celebrate it in sculpture and in painting in all its nakedness. It wasn’t considered shocking or something to cover up. Not to mention none of those models were skinny little things, they are all voluptuous, even the men are well built without being six-packed.
It just struck me as kind of odd that in the “old days” the human body was something glorified and now we go into a full twitter when too much skin is shown and it is suddenly all about sex. What if it weren’t about sex at all, but about form, shape, movement, and experience?
It it weren’t taboo in the country, it wouldn’t be shocking! MG