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July 5, 2019

Reconnecting with the Body through Art. {Nudity}

There is vulnerability intertwined with baring it all in public—vulnerability, bravery, and strength, actually. There is a bit of all three.

Spencer Tunick, a photographer, is challenging how we view nudity as a society. He photographs thousands of people at a time, just as they are…naked, no touch-ups. This form of art is not only beautiful but also empowering.

To be naked in front of a camera for millions to see. To let people see the beautiful wrinkles where the skin naturally folds. To show the beauty of the human body—just as it is, nothing changed, scorned, airbrushed, or cursed.

This is vulnerable, brave, and beautiful.

This untarnished image of human anatomy, as Tunick captures it, is true beauty—it is art.

This is authentic. This is human. This is us reconnecting with the wrinkles, rolls, scars, and floppiness that makes us human.

 

 

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author: Michelle Gean

Image: Spencer Tunick

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pinshady Jul 10, 2019 8:06pm

Recuerdo cuando vino a Chile.
Fue un tremendo evento social…
Los sucesos de nuestra historia, no nos dieron muchas oportunidades de ver algo similar.
Un destape, una liberación de algo que era mucho mas que ropa.
La gente corría desnuda disfrutando, sonriendo, gritando “viva Chile”.
Mostrando mucho mas que su cuerpo, mostrando las ganas de libertad y transparencia.
Gran trabajo artístico y digno de estudio del comportamiento humano.

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Michelle Gean relishes the tapping noise her keyboard makes when writing or editing for Elephant Journal. As an engineer turned writer, she finds refuge in both numbers and words. When asked where she is from, she generally stares off, slightly confused and unable to answer that question. With family spread across the world, she has finally found her home in Boulder, CO. To connect with her or follow more of her life’s wanderings, leave a comment in the section above or follow her on Instagram.