Switch to new thesaurus. Mentioned in? References in periodicals archive? The couple posted snaps from a trip to the Musee D'Orsay, with Penny, 46, joking about Rod, 73, being engrossed in a nude painting. Bernhard Schlink is best known for his internationally successful novel The Reader , and he returns to the themes of passion and loss in The Woman on the Stairs, about a German lawyer who stumbles onto a nude painting of a woman for whom he once risked his career and who then mysteriously disappeared from his life. The Woman on the Stairs.
The disturbing power of the nude
‘Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?’, Guerrilla Girls, | Tate
The nude figure is a tradition in Western art , and has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek art , and after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos. Unclothed figures often also play a part in other types of art, such as history painting , including allegorical and religious art , portraiture , or the decorative arts. Nude female figures called Venus figurines are found in the art of the Upper Palaeolithic , and in historical times, similar images represent fertility deities.
Category:Paintings of nude standing females in the 19th century
License this image. This is one of thirty posters published in a portfolio entitled Guerrilla Girls Talk Back by the group of anonymous American female artists who call themselves the Guerrilla Girls. Since their inception in the Guerrilla Girls have been working to expose sexual and racial discrimination in the art world, particularly in New York, and in the wider cultural arena. Although female artists had played a central role in experimental American art of the s, with the economic boom of the early s in which artwork prices rose steeply, their presence in museum and gallery exhibitions diminished dramatically. Like American artists Barbara Kruger born and Jenny Holzer born , the Guerrilla Girls appropriated the visual language of advertising, specifically fly-posting, to convey their messages in a quick and accessible manner.
No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, and the recipient of her optical largesse is anyone who happens to stand in front of this painting in the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy. Titian creates with mind-boggling skill the lavish presence of this nude: the rapture of her carnal glory. There's something divine about such beauty.