Why do statues of nude women in Greek art almost ways show them covering their genitals, and why do statues of nude men in Greek art almost never do that? And why do we still think that is totally normal today?
Here are the images we’ll be looking at.
- Capitoline Venus, on Smarthistory
- Nanette Salomon, “Making a World of Difference. Gender, Asymmetry, and the Greek Nude,” in Naked Truths: Women, Sexuality, and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology, edited by Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow and Claire L. Lyons (London: Routledge, 1997), 197-219