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Why is nudity so taboo?

It’s commonplace in the art world to draw nudes – and has been for centuries! Artists draw their spouses and models in all guises – clothed, partially clothed, fully naked and in a multitude of poses and moods. Personally, I love Degas’ series of ‘tub’ artworks from the 1800s – they’re capturing everyday life in really natural poses – with beautiful tones.

So despite these pieces of art featuring in galleries for years, what has changed in society that now makes us giggly and embarrassed to talk about nudity?