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gardensandtheantique Canova's magnificent Venus and Adonis. The naked human body in all its many shapes and colours can be a thing of great beauty. Every society has, and has had, its ideal of that beauty, both male and female. The ideal is almost always a body in the prime of life.
Our modern obsession with body enhancement is a reflection of a fear that is as old as the realisation of our mortality. Beyond the overtly sexual, imagery of youth, beauty and nakedness becomes a powerfully nostalgic reminder of that mortality.
In Western art and thought, the most enduring examples of the body beautiful are to be found in the sculpture of the ancient Greeks some 2500 years ago, and on their ubiquitous red and black figure pottery recovered from tombs primarily in South Italy and Etruria, modern Tuscany. From the Renaissance to Neo-Classicism and beyond, artists have looked to the Greeks for their inspiration and for their models of beauty #beautifulbodies #fromhomertowinckelmann #intothelight #ideal #body #beauty #classical #neoclassical #art #sculpture #canova #venus #aphrodite #nudity #storytelling
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  •   and.other.histories Beautiful 37min
  •   hellobalou Oooohhh - those two pretty bums . Saw yesterday a sign in a shop here in Berlin: "Botox to go" - grrrrr 30min
  •   curiouslyquirky Oh Canova...so tender, what a masterpiece 16min

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dickula There's a time to run and hide, there's a time to live and let die.. At an Independents show, they'll make everything alright, alright #theindependents #backfromthegrave #intothelight 7h

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erinwhytedance INTO THE LIGHT: a live dance installation
One month from today!! June 2nd, doors open at 8pm

At @brickhaustx
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fromthekgb Innovation often requires reimagining existing structures and ways of doing things and putting them in a new light. Just check out St Vibiana's Cathedral, which was damaged by a major earthquake 20 years ago, and has now been beautifully restored as a private event venue. 10h

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sincerelysophie Hey guys! Please forgive me for not posting a new youtube video about my testimony! I am still working on it and trying my best to finish it as soon as possible but in the meantime please go and check out my first video that introduces you to my channel and just gives you an idea about what you can expect! Oh and don't forget to subscribe to my new youtube channel SincerelySophie! The link to my full video is in my bio! Thank you all for your love and support! Jesus loves you! Sincerely, Sophie #newyoutuber#newinstagramer#faithfoodfitness#sincerelysophie#newchannel#newvideo#linkinbio#followme#christian#plantbased#womanofgod#followerofjesus#testimony#outofdarkness#intothelight#healthyeating#bornagainchristian 10h

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