Many different statues, paintings and drawings exhibit the human being in it's rawest form. Being naked or being nude. Nudity and nakedness may seem like the same thing, but they can have very different meanings and looks. So what's the difference?
The art of nakedness
Nude (art) - Wikipedia
The nude , as a form of visual art that focuses on the unclothed human figure, is an enduring tradition in Western art. Unclothed figures often also play a part in other types of art, such as history painting , including allegorical and religious art , portraiture , or the decorative arts. From prehistory to the earliest civilizations, nude female figures are generally understood to be symbols of fertility. Japanese prints are one of the few non-western traditions that can be called nudes, but the activity of communal bathing in Japan is portrayed as just another social activity, without the significance placed upon the lack of clothing that exists in the West. Through each era, the nude has reflected changes in cultural attitudes regarding sexuality, gender roles, and social structure. The meaning of any image of the unclothed human body depends upon its being placed in a cultural context.
Art of nakedness
The naked truth about history's most beautiful — and scandalous — artworks - By Maude Bass-Krueger. Yet wanting to look closely at the human form is nothing new. Nude figures, as old as art itself, appear in the art of most cultures, but are particularly present in the history of Western art.
In a weatherboard church hall soaked in the soft glow of fairy lights, I attempt to sketch the round curve of a buttock, and despair. Around me, others press charcoal to paper, creating lines and shapes that morph convincingly into the form of the naked women reclining on a cushion in front of us. I marvel at the pose she holds, shins crossed, arms draped over her knees so that her hands hang languidly either side; head up, chin out, haughty and statue still.