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The tipping point was a trio of naked Italian tourists. As photos of the group frolicking through the La Barceloneta neighbourhood last Friday morning circulated on social media, some residents said they couldn't take it any longer. A hundred or so Barcelona residents took to the streets in several spontaneous protests this week, demanding that municipal authorities do more to help what they call a scourge of "drunken tourism".
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Because Italy seems to be so dominated by the Catholic church, you might not automatically think that there would be a ton of nude beaches in Italy. But even though the Catholic home base is in the country, and even though the vast majority of Italians self-identify as Catholics, they are also Europeans — and Europeans tend to have much more progressive views about sex and nudity than Americans do. So, while there may not be as many famous nude beaches in Italy as there are in other Mediterranean or European countries, there are definitely some.
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Enlarge Image. The first scholarly monograph to focus on the inception of the Italian Renaissance nude, this lively study subverts the idea that the nude in this period was a triumph of classical revival. Looking again at familiar even overly familiar images by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian, this book investigates the nude as a tool of colonialism and conquest, as a means of asserting the superiority of men to women, and of naturalizing power differentials by entrenching them in a fixed set of ideas about the body and its representation.
See comments. Memes are making the rounds mocking Italy's decision to cover up nude statues at Rome's Capitoline Museum with big white boxes for a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rohani. The decision has caused anger in Italy, where it has been condemned by critics as "incomprehensible," "ridiculous," and "submission" to principles that are against Western culture.
Lorenzo Renzi was born in the wonderful Sicily in Italy. Photography is the essence Filippo Sano is a professional photographer based in Sicily Italy. He runs a
Oliviero Toscani is best known for his provocative images, used to create unforgettable campaigns for brands like Benetton. Toscani also captured the famous photo of frighteningly skinny French model Isabelle Caro for a "No Anorexia" campaign. Yet, it is the work that Toscani produced for his latest client that may soon be banned in Italy.
White boards obscured the sculptures in the Capitoline Museum for Hassan Rouhani's trip, whose country is a strongly conservative Islamic republic. So Italy! You respect Islamic values but the Islamic Republic of Iran does not respect our values [or] our freedom of choice. A statement issued by Iranian women's rights campaign group My Stealthy Freedom called for female Italian politicians to speak out.