Thepresence of women can be characterized by their attitudes as well asthe activities they can either willingly do or unable to do. All theactions she does have a direct contribution to her presence. A woman,therefore, has to watch her image. To a woman, her appearance beforepeople and especially men can determine how successful her life willbe. In contrast, the treatment of a man to a woman depends on how theman has surveyed the woman. Men can pretend to be in a position to dowhat they can’t manage to do. They know how women want to betreated through their actions either directly or indirectly. Thetreatment of herself by herself enables the women to know the partthat men survey in them so that her presence is complete.
Thefall of Adam and Eve came about when they realized that they arenaked. The nakedness gave rise to opportunities of painting the womennudes. The woman is viewed by the men spectators and the samespectators make the judgment. Women may not be naked as many mayperceive them to be. The nakedness arises from the point of view ofthe spectator.
TheVenus and Cupid image as per Berger is a painting based on tradition.The picture shows the mistresses King appearing as if she is staringat whoever spectator who is staring at her naked image. The nakednessseems not to express the feelings of the mistress it expresses theway she submitted herself toward the painting and the one who ownedher. This made other men and women who saw the painting envy theowner of the painting.
Bergerconcludes that though naked and nude may seem the same they are toodistinct from one another. He explains naked is the way one seeshimself or herself, but nude comes from the way other people view youwithout your concern. If a naked body will be treated as an object,it becomes a nude. He further explains that naked has no disguise,but once the naked image has been into a display and disguised in anymanner, it becomes a dressing mode and not a form of nakedness.
Themain ideas or issues raised in this reading are the use of the wordsnaked and nude in arts. The use of these words in the artisticprofession may be very different from the way the other viewers takethe image they see. Viewers, therefore, ought to know the intentionof the painter before making a conclusion of the image as to naked ornude.
Thesocial importance of nude and naked is that the painter has an optionof having a strong relationship between him and the woman he ispainting to an extent that they become inseparable from one another.Viewers as well have to think past the lines of sexuality and relatethe nudes and naked to the traditional art of painting.
Personally,I have gained by understanding the clear differentiation betweennudes and naked. This will help me analyze any painting I come acrosswhether it’s nude or naked thereby avoiding making misinformedconclusions.
Iextensively used the applied and affective strategies inunderstanding this comprehension and that is the reason why I wasable to draw the difference between nude and naked as well as relateit o the artistic traditional use.
Iagree on the assertions of Berger that the paintings have taken adifferent turn where the loved women are painted by their husbands.For instance, the painting made by Rubens that he painted his secondwife can be used in TV shows that have plenty to do with fashion anddesign.