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The naked form in art has been an area of artistic fascination for centuries. From the prehistoric rock paintings in Southern African caves to the grandiose depictions of folklore and religious figures in European chapels and museums, the human body in the nude has consistently been a subject of interest in art, particularly the naked female form. In the Metropolitan Museum, colloquially known as the Met, in the United States of America, 85% of artworks containing naked figures displayed a naked woman and the possibility that the artist themselves is a woman is approximately 5%. (Girls, 1989) Consequently, the relationship between the female naked body or its interpretation and how it is viewed in art is reflective of a predominantly male outlook. …

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South African in Barcelona studying Fashion Marketing and Communication.

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