“To be naked is to be oneself.
To be nude is to be seen
naked by others and yet not recognized for oneself. A naked body has to
be seen as an object in order to become a nude. ( The sight of it as an
object stimulates the use of it as an object.) Nakedness reveals itself.
Nudity is placed on display.
To be naked is to be without disguise.
To be on display is to have the surface of one's own skin, the
hairs of one's own body, turned into a disguise which, in that
situation, can never be discarded. The nude is condemned to never being
naked. Nudity is a form of dress.”
Ways of Seeing