Extra text: Retrieved 21 July Women in art were covered in clothing from the neck down, including female goddesses like Athenathe patron of Athens who represented heroic endeavor. In Western countries, toplessness in public often generates media coverage, leading some female political demonstrators to deliberately expose their breasts in public to draw media and public attention to their cause. Ireland 4. Sign in.
Women in art were covered in clothing from the neck down, including female goddesses like Athenathe patron of Athens who represented heroic endeavor.
In many parts of Europe and Australia, as well as at many resort destinations around the world, it has become culturally, and often legally, acceptable for women to sunbathe topless on beaches. In many indigenousnon-Western cultures it is generally acceptable for both men and women to go without clothing that covers the torso. Solomon Islands. Tropez on the French Rivierawhere toplessness later became the norm, the mayor ordered police to ban toplessness and to watch over the beach via helicopter. The introduction of the bikini in and increasingly common glamour shots of popular actresses and models on either side of the Atlantic wearing the minimal swimsuit design played a large part in bringing the bikini and sunbathing into the mainstream. As a result of the Renaissancein many European societies artists were strongly influenced by classical Greek styles and culture.