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Marna Clarke is a photographer. She takes pictures of herself, mostly, and her partner Igor -- some around the house and others at the beach. What makes these photographs radical to some, however, is that Marna is 74 years old.
I have a small tray decorated with two gorgeous, red-lipped glamour girls, poised for the good life in front of a lush bush of bright pink flowers. But then love for women has a long history as slavery. From their earliest fairy tales, it is the Great Event.
Nudes, for men lucky enough to receive them, have been the staple of relationships, and celebrated achievements for the men who have managed to obtain them without agreeing to any commitment at all. For men, nudes are the holy grail. Receiving a spicy picture of a girl, for a guy, is on par with golf, cigars and beer. There is just something about receiving a sexy picture from a girl that inspires a fascination, unlike nudes from men ever have, or ever will.
Whether sexualised or scrutinised, the female body is constantly under attack. Facing rigid pressures to perform and conform in certain ways, the female nude is repeatedly exploited, manipulated and used without consent. These body positive artists seek to include all bodies, as well as tactically overcome the double standards around nipple censorship.
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Since the birth of social media, nude selfies have become a staple of celebrity Instagrams. From Jennifer Aniston 48 to Julianne Moore 57 to Helen Mirren 72these famous women are proving that there is no age limit for nude selfies. Check out their empowering NSFW pictures, ahead.
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The nude figure is a tradition in Western artand has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek artand after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos.