If one can admire the beauty of seashells and see in them the grandeur of cathedrals, why can’t one adopt the same attitude towards the female body? As the English artist and poet William Blake wrote in his Proverbs of Hell (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell), “The nakedness of woman is the work of God.” The following photographs of nude women at the beach are stricty for those who can view nudity as art.

Untitled, 2008
Photo by Brian Yap (via Flickr)
Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Contre jour, 2014
Photo by David Whitehall (via Flickr)
Licence: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Untitled, 2006
Photo by Italo Gacitua (via Flickr)
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

[Nature’s Mirror], circa 1920
Arthur F. Kales (American, 1882–1936)
Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum

Untitled, circa 1927
Photo by Rudolf Koppitz (Austrian, 1884–1936)
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Untitled, no date
Photo by Engin Akyurt from Antalya/Turkey (via Pixabay)

Norwegian Beach Walk, 2010
Cam Promeneur from Oslo, Norway
Licence: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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