Perhaps the history of the nude in art, which traditionally begins with the heroic male of Greek art of the classical period 6th - 5th century BCshould be pushed back to aroundBC. This is the date of the tiny statuette, probably designed to be held in the hand, popularly called the Willendorf Venus and depicting a corpulent female. Like much early art, she was almost certainly a fertility symbol of some kind.
Throughout the history of art, male artists have been lauding the female nude, taking pleasure in painting and sculpting unclothed women for centuries. From Venus appearing as an apparition from inside a scallop shell most famously by Botticellito the infamous reclining nude think Manet, Modigliani, Titianit seems male artists have always had a thing for naked women. As we all know, women have not been treated kindly by art history.
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What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed? Some people feel that the nude form is something that should be hidden away both in art and the artist's classroom. Although this may seem at first like a mere annoyance, such people frequently attempt to stop others from viewing or learning from the human form, thereby infringing on their rights to create and consume art as they wish.
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A figure drawing is a drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media. The term can also refer to the act of producing such a drawing. The degree of representation may range from highly detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches.
Title : Female Nude Standing. Date: UCL Art Collections She is perhaps best known for her membership in a bohemian social scene including Lytton Strachey, Virginia Woolf, and Gerald Brenan.
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