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The Nude

When photography was invented, the representation of bare bodies, in all forms of art combined, was considered immoral. Customs refused to authorize such indecency, and the nude was acceptable only when it depicted saints, mythological figures, or natives.

Between 1920 and 1930, the nude carved itself out an important niche in the field of photography, while remaining, however, strictly within the limits of what was considered decent at the time.

During the 50's, images with overt sexual connotation of pin-ups filled the pages of men's magazines. Today, nudity no longer shocks, and has become virtually commonplace due to its omnipresence in the media.

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