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The Alani Dragon Rising August 11th, 2011 10:30 AM

It was a sign of virtue in ancient Greece, nudity.

gaius valerius August 11th, 2011 11:10 AM

Correction: a perfect body, transcedent as it were, not just any nudity, a specific form of nudity to be idealised in statues. We've yet to find the sculptures of fat people :)

Pavel August 11th, 2011 11:21 AM

Ancient Greeks live up with bisexuality of art.It deserve our delight.Indeed, It begets many rows and quarrels in our time.Intake of this fact disturb our reconciliation. And in spite of many people are swung by corny leftovers

clement August 11th, 2011 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by gaius valerius (Post 712519)
Not my point here, and untrue, women were also depicted nude, its just that there are more male sculptures, one reason without a doubt the fact that we're dealing with a patriarchal culture. And when I talked about the clothing this was not alien to the classic Greeks, the Driver of Delphi wears a robe (and he's a man for that), classical Greek art, what I meant was that the clothing is often static, it's only with Hellenism that clothing comes alive.

I never said that all women were represented clothed, just that it was more often the case for them than for men.
what about that ?



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