Talk:Nudity

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Man, I have no idea what it means to be a good article here. But this is one of the best articles I've seen. (Not in the way that you'd think. I mean it's well written.) Keep up the good work. Tezkag72 (talk) 16:57, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the ocmpliment. :) --Eptalon (talk) 22:46, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
So, you're putting it up for a featured article? Tezkag72 22:41, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Editting[change source]

I removed the part about animals. The term "nudity" is almost never applied in English to animals. They are very rarely said to be "nude". The terms that are used in English to describe an animal with no hair are "hairless" or "bald" or "bare". I also removed the lead pic of the intergalactc space chip. Although this object is interesting from many points of view, it has little to do with the concept of "nudity". Nudity is a cultural thing that is not identical to nakedness, although it is difficult to express the precise difference in a simple wiki article.

A person may be nude on the beach, but merely naked under the shower. A body is nude to an artist, bare to a parent, undressed to corsetier and a naked cadaver to undertaker.

Amandajm (talk) 15:18, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

You did good work there; I wonder whether we should put the Venus (by Lukas Cranach) back into the article; Also, right now I am not happy with the placement of Truth - it has no relation to the place where it currently sits?--Eptalon (talk) 23:29, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
I also don't know of perhaps putting a nude statue, or statuette (you know better about art than me..?) --Eptalon (talk) 23:54, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Truth! I just dumped her there on a temporary basis. She needs to go back into the text, or be replaced by a similar pic. It would be better to have a pic that was squarish, rather than very long. She's made very long by the lantern. That means she takes up a lot of equivalent text space. Amandajm (talk) 08:00, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Ha! I've just added a paragraph, and I hope you like it. I jiggled with the Somes and I think it's now OK. Amandajm (talk) 08:28, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Good article[change source]

I have proposed that this article become a good article. Things I am still unsure about:

  • Should we include some form of statue? - (Michelangelo's David, Venus of Willendorf?)
  • Simplify language (or link difficult words? (I have started by creating art exhibition)

Please list other things here. --Eptalon (talk) 09:49, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

  • What happened to Venus? The article says "This painting was done by Lucas Cranach the Elder in the 15th century. It is called Venus (shown below)." But there is no Venus below. Do we delete the "shown below" or find venus? --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:39, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Venus
This is the image in question.--Eptalon (talk) 12:57, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Pictures[change source]

Does this articles really need so many pictures? It seem a bit gratuitous, and it's not very educational either - I'm pretty certain everybody knows what a nude person looks like... FSM Noodly? 14:18, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Problems[change source]

I have added more images. I currently see the problem that we need to link the images to the sections they refer to. The only way to do this that I know is to use galleries. Other than that, would it make sense to mention body painting? - The models used for body painting are often at least partially nude, and I think in most parts of the world, body painting is a socially accepted form of (partial) nudity.What do other people think? --Eptalon (talk) 13:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)