Many different statues, paintings and drawings exhibit the human being in it's rawest form. Being naked or being nude. Nudity and nakedness may seem like the same thing, but they can have very different meanings and looks. So what's the difference? They both mean not having clothes on. Nude means to be posed in a certain way usually in an art context and portrayed in a tasteful way.
NAKED vs. NUDE
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Nudity is a state of being in which a human is not wearing clothing or specifically is not covering the genitals. Nakedness , or the loss of body fur, was one of the physical characteristics that marked the evolution of anatomically modern humans from their hominini ancestors. For many thousands of years, humans wore no clothing, which continues to be the norm in some isolated indigenous societies in tropical climates. It is generally accepted that the widespread adoption of clothing occurred as people migrated to other climates which required protection from the elements. In addition, as societies developed from being hunter-gatherers to being agrarian, clothing became part of cultural evolution as individuals and groups became differentiated by status and class. In early civilizations such as Egypt; slaves, children, and others with lower status often continued to be naked.
History of nudity
In , a small group of men and women threw off their clothes and began to exercise in a New York City gymnasium, marking the start of the American nudist movement. While countless Americans had long enjoyed the pleasures of skinny dipping or nude sunbathing, nudists were the first to organize a movement around the idea that exposing the body corrected the ills of modern society and produced profound benefits for the body as well as the mind. Despite hostility and skepticism, American nudists enlisted the support of health enthusiasts, homemakers, sex radicals, and even ministers, and in the process, redefined what could be seen, experienced, and consumed in twentieth-century America.