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Top 10 Nude Paintings of All Time
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Several artists refer to the female body as a masterpiece and an epitome of perfection. To convey their ideas about female beauty, a number of artistes have portrayed the female body in different types of arts. Some of these paintings have fetched millions of dollars through to exclusive art collectors. However, these great works can also be owned in an affordable price through reproductions by WahooArt. Here are the top ten nude paintings we hold in high regard and reproduce in the highest possible quality. The Birth of Venus.
Classical Nude Paintings
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.
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.