The human form has been an obsession with artists and humans in general since at least the time of the first cave paintings. Given the current cultural fixation on the human from—especially the female—it seems likely that such an obsession is a natural and fundamental aspect of being human. Yet different cultures in human history have had vastly different views and interpretations of the human form, and the way the human body is depicted in art reflects this. In India some of the oldest surviving art especially in the field of sculptures stand testimony to this.
And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.
—by William Blake
(1757 – 1827)
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live————~Jim Rohn
Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind. ~Montaigne