Yet wanting to look closely at the human form is nothing new. Nude figures, as old as art itself, appear in the art of most cultures, but are particularly present in the history of Western art. The nude first became a significant feature in Western Art with the Greeks, whose interest in the naked male form was an extension of daily life. In Ancient Greece, men competed in the nude for athletic events and also disrobed for parties called symposia, where they would eat, drink, and socialize in the buff.
Nudity or nakedness is when a person is not wearing clothes. The word "nudity" can also be used when only part of a person's body is uncovered. It is used particularly if the person's genitals or a woman's nipples can be seen, even if other parts of the body are covered. Nudity can also mean that a person is wearing less clothing that other people would expect. This type of nudity is related to culture.
Best Beaches. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times.
A poll by German holiday site web. And a full 40 percent said they would even support their colleagues showing up to work in the nude. But what should you know if you want to get in on the FKK experience - or avoid it entirely? Here are some tips:. Photo: DPA.