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The nude , as a form of visual art that focuses on the unclothed human figure, is an enduring tradition in Western art. 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. From prehistory to the earliest civilizations, nude female figures are generally understood to be symbols of fertility or well-being. Japanese prints are one of the few non-western traditions that can be called nudes, but the activity of communal bathing in Japan is portrayed as just another social activity, without the significance placed upon the lack of clothing that exists in the West. Through each era, the nude has reflected changes in cultural attitudes regarding sexuality, gender roles, and social structure. The meaning of any image of the unclothed human body depends upon its being placed in a cultural context.

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Nude painting is an age old artistic tradition from prehistoric times to the present day. It was in ancient Greece that the representation of the nude in art was glorified: the bodily perfection of the gods and the divine could be seen in the statues and the frescoes. The representation of the nude in works of art was, at the time, a very common practice, artists would idealize the body of their models to create a vision of perfect beauty. Throughout the Middle Ages the nude painting was rejected , because of associations to the sins of the flesh, whereas the nude painting took centre stage during the Renaissance in the fifteenth century. The nude painting became a genre in itself in the 18th century, which gave it a greater integrity: nude painting ceases to be a practical exercise for artists, to study the subject of their paintings. Nevertheless, until the nineteenth century, nudity in art was only acceptable if it served to represent a mythological or divine subject; artists were not able to paint the naked body of an ordinary person, for fear of being judged as indecent and scandalous. The painter, Manet and the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century would break these traditional conventions by creating nude paintings of the people around them or courtesans, to make nude painting an accepted genre to be exhibited in the largest museums around the world.

6 nude paintings that changed the course of art history

Suivez Nous. An overview of six famous nudes in painting. Seen as tradition, rebellion, or simply daring if interpreted by Picasso , Manet , Botticelli , or Modigliani. The painting offers a wonderful perspective, which sets the woman in the center of the scene, yet outside the palace in the background.
Goya's Nude Maja, confident in her nakedness as she unashamedly gazes out at the viewer, is infamous for her direct confrontation. Rumored to be a portrait of Goya's own mistress, this painting was commissioned for the private boudoir of a wealthy patron, hidden from the public eye. But when discovered, this erotically-charged masterpiece shocked audiences at the time and paved the way for the transgressive, boundary-pushing ethos of Modern Art.