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Unformatted text preview: artistic values of nude art; constraining erotic urges from interfering with artistic appreciation. She discusses the varying definitions of the terms nude and naked; how representation can alter the essence of the piece of art completely. Lynda Nead addresses the significant influence of social standards, family values, and cultural inclinations on how nude art is judged and categorized. Nead defines the ideal of the female nude as a representation of beauty through harmony, symmetry, and discipline; drawing the line between aesthetics and obscenity, interior and exterior, erotic art and pornography; a line that is very small and controversial indeed....
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- Winter '07