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Music and Concerts / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by Mettis on January 30, 2023, 04:48:22 pm »
Sting - Russians

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Europe / Re: Madrid allows nude bathing in public pools to 'educate Western Values
« Last post by swede on January 30, 2023, 01:18:28 pm »
What do you define as 'Western'? Most of the European Mediterranean countries have traditionally practiced some degree of naturism at beaches.

Scandinavia has a history of nudeness. Especially in bath houses
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The only photos here that were weird for me was the kid on the toilet and the kid on all fours in the road.

While I don't see them as pornographic, I always assign more privacy to bathroom activities and don't see anything of artistic merit in that.

As for the one in the road, I just don't know what to make of it. Why is the kid squatting in the road... I think if there were some context provided that would help. Perhaps they stopped in this deserted stretch of road to just stretch their legs and that was a random moment.

Of course, there will always be prudish conservatives that like to call everything pornography. The rest of us can't base our lives on their simple one track minds.

I get what you mean about those two pictures, I don’t see anything artistic about someone on the toilet. For the one in the road it does seem odd and the fact that we need the photographer to provide us with the context to explain the image kind of nullified it as art. Reason I say that is I was told by a tutor that art should need no explanation as the viewer should be able to reach their own conclusions (or something like that) and we are unable to do that. Perhaps someone else can though and nullify what I’ve just said lol

While I agree that art should need no explanation to the informed viewer, most viewers of selected individual pieces of art are not properly informed. As the works were part of a collective exhibition, no piece stands on its own as an individual work and should not be viewed as such.

It's quite a common mistake today to think that each visual image stands on its own. While something like that could arguably be true of true of music, it certainly isn't true of literature. Who would say that a single page of a book, or even one chapter, stands on its own apart from the rest of the book?

Even with music, an understanding a song's background or intended meaning, familiarity with other songs by the same band or in the same style, and to some extent having had experiences related to those a song connects to all help the listener to gain a deeper appreciation of the art.

The same is true for visual art. There are lots of paintings that look weird on their own in isolation, e.g. a lot of abstract art. Rather than condemning what we don't understand, we should ask ourselves what we're missing. How is this puzzle incomplete in such a way that this piece forms part of the greater picture we can't yet see?
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Naturist culture has always said that you should ask before taking photos/filming anyone. I've heard of beaches that have now banned cameras entirely because some people didn't respect that. Maybe it would be good if lifeguards helped enforce those unwritten rules?
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Europe / Re: Madrid allows nude bathing in public pools to 'educate Western Values
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 08:01:50 am »
What do you define as 'Western'? Most of the European Mediterranean countries have traditionally practiced some degree of naturism at beaches.
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Europe / Is Paris the Most Naturist Friendly City in Europe?
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 07:59:14 am »
This article is from before lockdown but I want to know if you think it's still true. If not, what city would you nominate?

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/paris/articles/why-paris-is-becoming-the-most-nudist-friendly-city-in-europe/
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Magazines / Re: Naked Comic Stories online
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 07:54:18 am »
From my favourite artist 'Loisel' Pyrenee

https://readcomicsfree.com/comic/pyrenee/issue-full/1

Looks like they took that one down but Pyrenee is a great little comic.
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Music and Concerts / Re: Genres you don't like?
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 07:38:40 am »
I like a very wide range of music but I'm not so keen on rap and don't understand djent.

I like country, folk, classical, symphonic metal, chant, blues, jazz, r&b, just to name a few.
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Music and Concerts / Naturism in Music Video
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 07:34:09 am »
This music video from 1988 called Young Years by Dragon has a scene of a toddler running free in a paddock.


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Videos / Bizarre Cartoon
« Last post by Tree on January 30, 2023, 07:18:47 am »
Found this pretty bizarre cartoon. It has a brief beach scene towards the end. The title's in Spanish.

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