While doing some research for future blog posts, I came across National Nude Day. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, but I immediately thought about……. Art. The human body has always been a fascinating subject for artists. A recent example was featured on CBS This Morning here. The Cheshire Library has a wonderful collection of books, DVDs, and magazines on a variety of art subjects, including some of the world’s best known artists famous for their nudes.
A Few Famous Artists
Michelangelo: a life in six masterpieces
Vincent Van Gogh: life and work
Drawing the line: a portrait of Keith Haring
Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius
The Great Masters of the Italian Renaissance
Books – Adult
Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists
Art: over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary
The Collins Big Book of Art: from cave art to pop art
Introduction to Drawing the Human Body
Books – Children
A History of Art for Young People
100 Artists Who Changed the World
History of Art for Young People
The Children’s Librarians and Reference Librarians will be happy to guide you in finding the perfect title for you.
Now – for those interested in the actual National Nude Day -” National Nude Day is a way to keep cool on a hot , sticky summer day. Nudist groups around the world celebrate this holiday and take it quite seriously! Nudist’s are not perverts…even though their desire to go “au natural” might be offensive to the conservative population! Nudist’s are individuals who believe the human body is most beautiful in their natural state. Whether or not you agree with them, nudist’s encourage people to strut their stuff. ” (source: National Day Calendar) And, yes, there are a few ‘clothing optional’ resorts in Connecticut.