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Things that are more nude than Miley Cyrus

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“The denial of lower, coarse, vulgar, servile – in a word, natural – enjoyment, which constitutes the sacred sphere of culture, implies an affirmation of the superiority of those who can be satisfied with the sublimated, refined, disinterested, gratuitous, distinguished pleasures forever closed to the profane. That is why art and cultural consumption are predisposed, consciously and deliberately or not, to fulfill a social function of legitimating social differences” – Bourdieu, 1984

Definitely more nipple action than Miley in ‘The Birth of Venus‘, Botticelli 1486:
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The nipple party continues with ‘Gabrielle D’Estrees and One Of Her Sisters‘, artist unknown 1594:
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And if you thought Miley was bad, at least she was in the privacy of her own wrecking-ball room. ‘The Luncheon on the Grass‘, Manet 1863:
the-luncheon-on-the-grass-1863It looks like there may even be some bondage happening in ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust‘. Picasso…

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