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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:50 AM

This is a stripper



Just look at him! Wearing no clothes and carousing about! How could anyone think this sinful display of the human body is quality art?

Carry on Beyonce, carry on.

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Reply This is a stripper (Original post)
ellisonz Feb 2013 OP
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #1
ellisonz Feb 2013 #2
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #14
defacto7 Feb 2013 #3
ellisonz Feb 2013 #4
Tikki Feb 2013 #29
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #5
defacto7 Feb 2013 #7
ellisonz Feb 2013 #8
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #9
defacto7 Feb 2013 #15
jberryhill Feb 2013 #18
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #19
jberryhill Feb 2013 #21
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #22
jberryhill Feb 2013 #23
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #6
thelordofhell Feb 2013 #10
ellisonz Feb 2013 #12
msongs Feb 2013 #11
jberryhill Feb 2013 #20
defacto7 Feb 2013 #13
Democracyinkind Feb 2013 #16
jberryhill Feb 2013 #17
ellisonz Feb 2013 #24
jberryhill Feb 2013 #26
ellisonz Feb 2013 #32
Recursion Feb 2013 #25
caraher Feb 2013 #34
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #27
nykym Feb 2013 #28
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #30
nolabear Feb 2013 #31
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #33
Rex Feb 2013 #35
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #36
madmom Feb 2013 #37
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #38
TlalocW Feb 2013 #39

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:51 AM

1. I really wish they would have put some shorts and a t-shirt on that dude. nt

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:53 AM

2. I assure you it's even more uncomfortable in the flesh

All of those people oogling him and shamelessly milling about!

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:41 AM

14. Believe it or not, the owner of an Italian restaurant in my town had to do just that

There was a small statue of David at the restaurant entrance, and there were so many complaints that he had to put clothes on David.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:55 AM

3. He's not a stripper....

He's a Naturist!

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:01 AM

4. This must be restricted!

Surely the authorities will not tolerate such displays?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:00 PM

29. He's a 'streaker' who stopped to catch his breath...




Tikki

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:04 AM

5. They were usually clothed back in the days.

yeah, that kinda sucks for the argument.

Go back a couple of thousand years and this statue would stand there fully vlothed and colored.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:14 AM

7. Correct if ancient Roman or Greek

This is Renaissance Michelangelo. The Di Medici liked their statues in the raw.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:17 AM

8. And with a little bling

The tree stump was once gilded and he once word a golden garland.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:18 AM

9. Ha! Better look twice before posting!

Thanks!

Were the medieval folks under the inpression that the greeks left them unclothed? Since greek and roman art was the basis of the renaissance that would be interesting to know.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:44 AM

15. They knew greek art pretty well in the renaissance.

Renaissance art was inspired by Roman and Greek stuff, but the Di Medici were looking for the new and provocative in the early period. Then the church infiltrated the family and suddenly things got more religious. The entire Sistine Chapel was painted nude by Michelangelo but later the church thought it was disgusting to see the naughty bits and had most of the secret parts painted over as to not disturb the sensitive cardinals who were too busy with the castrati and the alter boys.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:45 AM

18. Michaelangelo was probably clothed, yes


As the OP is not a depiction of an artist, I guess I miss the point.

Did he walk around naked?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:50 AM

19. I simply didn't read carefully enough.


It was the Romans and the Greeks that painted and clothed their statues.

Altough the renaissance tried to emulate the classics, they parted ways with the tradition of clothing the statues, for whatever reason.

My comment was written while still under the impression that this OP was discussing classical statues, not renaissance-era.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:01 AM

21. No, the OP is stating that Beyonce is a fine object of art

The OP seems to be under the impression that the sculpture shown above is a talented artist.

Take this, for example:



The point of the OP is that it takes tremendous talent for a woman to stand in that pose.

But, yes, Beyonce can do that:



Or, better yet, consider this:



And... boom:

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:05 AM

22. I took the OP to mean that nudity and art aren't exlusive (to which I agree)


But the argument, as I perceived it, was flawed:

1. Classical statues are usually naked

2. Classical statues are the very epitome of high brow art

Therefore, nakedness and art aren't mutually exclusive.

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Anyway, someone else pointed out that it wasn't meant this way, and I got it.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:07 AM

23. Check my edits above


I added some visual examples, to help you to understand the point of the OP.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:12 AM

6. Weren't the Olympic Games played in the nude? This included wrestling. Saucy! nt

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:26 AM

10. Remember John Ashcroft??

Here's something to jog your memory..........

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/valentine.asp

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:30 AM

12. I had forgotten about that

That poem is bahahahaha

Thank you for reminding DU of this

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:29 AM

11. sorry but a stripper is someone who takes off clothes for others' amusemement...this is a

nude. nice try tho

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:56 AM

20. No, it is a sculpture

Apparently, the OP believes that taking your clothes off requires the talent of Michelangelo.

I mean, sure enough, I just took off my pants and while it is hard for me to be objective, I belief I have created a much more realistic depiction of a penis and pubic hair than is on that statue. So, apparently, I have more talent than the hack who chipped away all that marble.

The OP is apparently trying to say that we fail to appreciate that Beyonce's body is a work of art. People have been making the mistake of calling her an artist of some kind. The OP has helpfully reminded us that we are to admire the form of her body and the effort that goes into crafting a depiction of a human body, starting with only a human body as the medium in which to work.

When you do a Google image search of, say, Beyonce and "camel toe", you are to understand that the resulting images (of which there are legion) are the result of the immense talent required to produce a lifelike depiction of the contours of a vulva and labia compressed by fabric out of what is, in its raw form, merely a lifeless natural substance of some kind.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:30 AM

13. or...



They are both supposed to be the same guy. What a hundred less years will do to you.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:31 AM

16. Thesis proposal: "The Little Ice Age as it relates to Shrinkage in Renaissance Art"

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:44 AM

17. A beautiful object for display - exactly

You have posted a picture of a beautifully crafted piece of stone. It is a work of art. An object.

Why don't you post a picture of the artist?

Or do you not understand that you have not posted a picture of an artist?

Because the picture you have posted is of a brainless object with no talent whatsoever.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:25 PM

24. Beyonce is a singer and a dancer.

The statue is an expression of the artists talent.

Enjoy the beauty of the human figure, my friend.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:26 PM

26. I do enjoy it

What gives you the impression I don't?

Clearly, any woman who does not have her figure falls far short of her talent.

The statue, and Beyonce, are pleasant things to look at.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:17 PM

32. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:26 PM

25. Here's two more strippers



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Response to Recursion (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:23 PM

34. I had this in mind when I read the thread title

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:38 PM

27. Hubba hubba soooooooooo good looking. This my friends is definitely art.

 

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:58 PM

28. There is also one outside

of the Albright Knox museum in Buffalo new York.
Which is annually festooned with a jock strap.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:09 PM

30. You people disappoint me...

THIS is a stripper...


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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:15 PM

31. And another, flaunting herself at the World's Fair!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:21 PM

33. This is a striper

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:25 PM

35. Giggles, tee hee

I can see his pee pee.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:31 PM

36. You know, there is a fig leaf for him to wear on certain occasions.



A plaster cast from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum -

This fig-leaf was hung on the David on the occasion of visits by royal ladies. It was last used in the time of Queen Mary (1867-1953). According to anecdotal information, on her first encounter with the cast of 'David', Queen Victoria was so shocked by his nudity that a firm suggestion was made that something has to be done. Consequently, the correctly proportioned fig leaf was created and stored in readiness for any visit the Queen might make, for which occasions it was hung on the figure from two strategically implanted hooks.

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/29/davids-removable-fig-leaf/

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:53 PM

37. Sorry ...no comparison

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:56 PM

38. Clearly John Ashcroft did not know about this.....

He would have ordered up a set of boxers for the young man.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:00 PM

39. Interesting thing about that sculpture...

This is a front view of his face.



And the sculpture is supposed to show David right before facing Goliath. Hence the worried look and one might also suggest, hence the shrinkage.

TlalocW

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