quote by Robert Bresson

In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.

— Robert Bresson

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I have no problem with nudity. I can look at myself. I like walking around nude. It doesn't bother me. I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn't bother me.

Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.

When you can't think of anything else, photograph graffiti, nudes, or plants.

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.

But the painting classes came back. The nudes came back. Not so much the still lifes. So now our department is the worst department, partly because it has the worst facilities.

Nakedness reveals itself.Nudity is placed on display.The nude is condemned to neverbeing naked.Nudity is a form of dress.

Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it.

After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!

Sure, having my pictures taken in the nude and doing things that I did got me in the door but it didn't keep me in the room. To have lasted as long as I've lasted, obviously, I have to have something more going for me.

There's a certain way people are used to seeing nude women, and that's in a submissive, coy pose, not looking at the camera. And in this poster, I'm looking dead into the camera with no expression on my face. I think it freaks a lot of people out.

I used to sleep nude - until the earthquake.

[Sunbathing nude] was a liberating experience.

It felt unbelievably crazy to take off all my clothes and play in the sun. I've not had that much fun in so long.

I got myself good this morning too. I did my pushups in the nude, I didn't see the mouse trap.

Every day I studied the nude, and movement in the streets and in the shops [in Berlin]. Out of the naturalistic surface with all its variations I wanted to derive the pictorially determined surface.

Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.

I've always found paintings of nudes depressing because they can't compete with photographs. The grainiest photograph of some girl, a blurry Polaroid - you'd rather look at that than the Venus de Milo, because you think, Wow, that's really somebody... This camera really was in front of this real naked lady.

Posing nude has to be one of my favorite things in the world.

Photography in our time leaves us with a grave responsibility.

While we are playing in our studios with broken flowerpots, oranges, nude studies and still lifes, one day we know that we will be brought to account: life is passing before our eyes without our ever having seen a thing.

I am not an attractive man. These clothes are the only thing holding me together; when I'm nude, my body shoots off in all directions. I'm like a starfish.

Photography is not cute cats, nor nudes, motherhood or arrangements of manufactured products. Under no circumstances it is anything ever anywhere near a beach.

Only when the habit of one's consciousness to see in paintings bits of nature, madonnas and shameless nudes... has disappeared, shall we see a pure painting composition.

You have to be luxurious nude. It's difficult to move in the nude in front of a mirror. It's much easier to move when you're dressed. But if you can walk around in the nude easily in front of your man, if you can be luxurious in the nude, then you've really got it.

I feel the sexiest when I'm by myself, walking around nude.

I have this new obsession with nudity, it's really weird. It may sound weird, but I just really love embracing the body.

There is no such thing as a good paparazzo.

A good paparazzo, that's a paparazzo who has had his camera broken. In fact, they are bandits, thieves of photography. (Statement after photographs were published showing Jackie Onassis sunbathing nude.)

I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian photographer while I was modeling. They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity.

I don't know if you want to see the Everybody Loves Raymond guy in a nude scene.

If people were meant to be nude, they would have been born this way.

I'm not enthused by these rap dudes. All in they videos, posin' half nude, with all of them tattoos, Til I blacken they eyes and have them lookin' like raccoons.

There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

The nude alone is well dressed

Speaking of nudes, I have always had a great fondness for this subject, both in my paintings and in my photos, and I must admit, not for purely artistic reasons.

A good nude photograph can be erotic, but certainly not sentimental or pornographic.

I am against: general ideas / the nude / the appropriation of images / the mystification of the untitled / the glorification of artistic doubt / the fuzzy edges of sensitivity / old sins / and useless guilt.

Nothing to do but work, Nothing to eat but food, Nothing to wear out but clothes, To keep one from going nude.

When you draw a nude, sketch the whole figure and nicely fit the members to it and to each other. Even though you may only finish one portion of the drawing, just make certain that all the parts hang together, so that the study will be useful to you in the future.

Of course WE never had to do nude scenes. I'm glad, too, because I'm susceptible to pneumonia.

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