[Milton-L] Nude or Naked?

Watt, James jwatt at butler.edu
Mon Jul 25 15:25:51 EDT 2011


NO!  Please don't change your name; you join now in my mind with another friend named 'Kirstin'!

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Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Nude or Naked?

I believe that as it relates to art, sculpture, photography, 'nude' refers to posed - and therefore unnatural - whilst 'naked' means simply someone unclothed - and therefore natural. The artist has purposefully positioned the unclothed body to create the right mood when painting/sculpturing/photographing a nude. What was so interesting about Lucian Freud, in the article referenced above, was that he managed to make his posed models look as though they were entirely naturalistic.

I'm not sure that that is entirely relevant to Milton, but there we are...


On 25 July 2011 03:07, Horace Jeffery Hodges <jefferyhodges at yahoo.com<mailto:jefferyhodges at yahoo.com>> wrote:

Jim Watt wrote: "Sorry Salwa (and Jeffrey, too) for mis-reading and mis-spelling."

Maybe I should just change my name . . .

But Still,

Jeffery Hodges

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