Anyone remember the old coppertone adds with the little girl wearing only a bottom, that a dog was diligently pulling off? We even in the bad old 50's when anh nude was wrong, thought that was ok. Today any one trying to take that same image with today's children would be crucified.
ED I did not mean you in particular, I meant the genre as a whole. There are many fine examples. I even have a favorite beyond Thomas'. It was at the start of the impressionist movement. Can't at this moment remember the artist. It was the one of the French prostitue reclining. It is a beautifully done image with more than just the body being nude to tell the story for those who investigate beyond the initial look.