Originally Posted by evaldart
Nude has nothing to do with eroticism. It has everything to do with gesture, anatomy and proportion...and its effectiveness is not at all so severely limited to the mere "erotic".
Spoken like a die hard modernist who wishes to reduce everything to the relationship of parts! However, reducing the nude to "object" in this way (a thing to study as gesture, as anatomy and through proportion) is to deny the individual - to reduce the person to measurable quantities. This objectification is perhaps most erotic approach to the figure of them all!
Excuse me. I need to go take a cold shower!