INSIDER news director Nanette Wiser and journalist/author Margo Hammond

Episode 7401,   Apr 11, 09:49 PM

We chatted about book recommendations and her recent article for Creative Pinellas, covering The Naked Truth About Art. “The nude has appeared throughout the history of art. Female nude statues symbolizing fertility date back more than 29,000 years. Larger-than-life Greek and Roman statues idealize the athletic qualities of the male figure in the buff. The world’s most famous galleries are filled with countless paintings of both women and men without a stitch of clothing on.
In the 1920s in Paris, the Dadaists — the precursors to the Surrealists — regularly staged nude performances along with provocative art installations. Fifty years ago at the Academy Awards a streaker named Robert Opel ran across the stage, buck naked and flashed a peace sign. This month The Oscars paid an ironic tribute to that iconic moment as John Cena gave out the award for Best Costume — in his birthday suit, with the winner’s envelope strategically placed. This past year two remarkable shows in St. Pete added to this long, illustrious history of arts and nudity – Naked Boys Reading Poetry Tampa Bay, held last August at The Studio@620 and Nude Nite, offered this month at Coastal Creative,” writes Hammond. Read the entire article
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