Monday, March 22, 2010

Naked or Nude?

If you're interested in seeing quite a few unclothed female figures, hop right over to Canyon Road. Interestingly,  I saw few representations of males.  Go figure! I recall reading a poem years ago establishing the difference between naked and nude.  Which description would you chose?

13 comments:

  1. Naked or Nude - that is the question. I would prefer naked as the accurate adjective. But what about "natural"?

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  2. I would think that the central figure and one in the left low corner are nude, the one on the right and the up left were done by artist who was very interested in the woman-model posing to him :-)))
    Maybe I just do not understand photorealism.

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  3. je trouve que c'est de très belles sculptures, très pudiques, bravo

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  4. I'd say they are nude because they are posed. Naked just means without clothes . . . ermm, doesn't it? does it?
    I asked my husband what he would say and after some thought he said nude, too.

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  5. I think when it's art it's called nude. Naked is something you get in real life!

    In any case, I like all of these statues. Naked or nude, they're very tasteful and emotive.

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  6. My little pocket dictionary says that the word Nude means unclothed and the word Naked means without clothes. Well, that clears that up.

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  7. beautiful photos, Kate!! I can see you are enjoying our beautiful city!!

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  8. Oh! I see you share my love of Michael McGarrity books!! I'm reading The Color of Law.

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  9. As english is not my language I enjoyed reading the comments. Beautiful figures.

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  10. I would say that a naked statue knows about the missing clothes, a nude one doesn't.

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  11. I'd say nude, not trying to be rude nor a silly prude!

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