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Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$1,315
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Les trois grâces
Les trois grâces
$3,835
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Morning star
Morning star
$7,121
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Franchir la porte
Franchir la porte
$1,643
Mixed media (70 x 100 cm)
Paysage féminin
Paysage féminin
$438
Mixed media (25 x 42 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,534
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Attente
Attente
$876
Acrylic painting (46 x 65 cm)
Marcelle
Marcelle
$876
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
$1,972
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,315
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
new
Ecce uomo 1
$898
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$767
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Unis 1 - adam et eve
Unis 1 - adam et eve
$986
Acrylic painting (60 x 102 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$1,972
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Formes 7
Formes 7
$1,315
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,041
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Nu stylisé
Nu stylisé
$876
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Hommage à maillol
Hommage à maillol
$876
Acrylic painting (61 x 50 cm)
La noiseuse d'Iena
La noiseuse d'Iena
$986
Acrylic painting (117 x 121 cm)
Pause thé
Pause thé
$986
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
In the back
In the back
$1,096
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Joséphine
Joséphine
$822
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Venus
Venus
$1,315
Acrylic painting (60 x 100 cm)
Le pharmakon
Le pharmakon
$767
Acrylic painting (148 x 147 cm)
Bain des dames 2
Bain des dames 2
$1,315
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$712
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Flo
Flo
$2,191
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
New skin for the old memory 7
New skin for the old memory 7
$548
Acrylic painting (46 x 66 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,191
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Bleu
Bleu
$1,972
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Nu de dos
Nu de dos
$1,315
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Nu au torrent jaune
Nu au torrent jaune
$383
Mixed media (21 x 30 cm)
Unis 3 - adam et eve
Unis 3 - adam et eve
$986
Acrylic painting (60 x 102 cm)
La nuit près de la rivière
La nuit près de la rivière
$876
Acrylic painting (66 x 89 cm)
Evasion 1
Evasion 1
$876
Acrylic painting (89 x 160 cm)
Sans titre 9
Sans titre 9
$548
Acrylic painting (50 x 60 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,027
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Sans titre 7
Sans titre 7
$1,643
Mixed media (120 x 40 cm)
Vague à l’âme
Vague à l’âme
$1,096
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Andromeda
Andromeda
$1,424
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
L'esprit mobile
L'esprit mobile
$1,315
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 cm)
La femme brisée
La femme brisée
$1,972
Oil painting (65 x 100 cm)
Flo V
Flo V
$2,410
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
424
424
$1,972
Acrylic painting (115 x 90 cm)
Série Chantal
Série Chantal
$603
Acrylic painting (43 x 50 cm)
M'aimer un peu plus chaque jour
M'aimer un peu plus chaque jour
$822
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Shoulder
Shoulder
$4,766
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$2,191
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Pleasure
Pleasure
$504
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Le dormeur du Val
Le dormeur du Val
$1,315
Acrylic painting (30 x 42 cm)
Hashtag Olympia
Hashtag Olympia
$876
Acrylic painting (92 x 73 cm)
Sans titre 8
Sans titre 8
$876
Acrylic painting (80 x 60 cm)
Cutting finger
Cutting finger
$7,560
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Sans titre 11
Sans titre 11
$876
Acrylic painting (80 x 65 cm)
Le rouge et le noir
Le rouge et le noir
$1,753
Mixed media (75 x 80 cm)
Bérengère
Bérengère
$2,849
Oil painting (50 x 100 cm)
Figure avril 2019
Figure avril 2019
$383
Mixed media (24 x 36 cm)
Une histoire de peinture
Une histoire de peinture
$5,478
Acrylic painting (240 x 160 cm)
Levez-vous
Levez-vous
$3,287
Acrylic painting (93 x 146 cm)
Corps en mouvement
Corps en mouvement
$3,287
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
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The corporal beauty of man and woman is a rich subject for artists who, depending on the techniques used, are able to glorify skin, curves and blemishes. What could be more beautiful than the very essence of the body? KAZoART has identified numerous talented contemporary artists taking on this timeless genre. Discover our most stunning nude paintings!

Renowned nude paintings

Nudity personifies the fragility of man. Which is why, in Christian art, Adam and Eve are depicted nude and remain the only protagonists in the Bible (with the exception of Jesus) to be presented in this way in nude paintings (eg. Masaccio's Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Garden). Until the Renaissance, nudity, by its very definition, was destined only to reveal the perfect bodies of men and women in accordance with the codes and morals of the era. And who better than the gods to personify this perfection (eg. Lucas Cranach The Elder's Venus and Cupid; Botticelli's The Birth of Venus)? The sensual and sexual aspect of the body was originally rejected. Only the purity of the nature of these figures was expressed in the genre.

Nonetheless, the erotic aspect was present in the history of art and saw its apogee in the 18th century, notably with the paintings of Boucher (The Brunette Odalisc) and Fragonard (A Young Girl Sleeping). The resurgence in interest in Antiquity in the late 18th century and early 19th century led certain artists to employ the codes of the Old Masters to honour the contemporary subjects depicted in nude paintings (eg. Grande Odalisque).

The body was only tackled in its veracity in the 20th century (Manet's The Origin of the World) and could even be considered, with Egon Schiele and Lucian Freud, as the personification of the mental torments of the subjects depicted.

The history of depiction in nude paintings

From Antiquity to the Renaissance, nudes in painting and sculpture were the classic representation of the heroes, gods and goddesses of various mythologies. Often idealized in their proportions depending on the subject depicted, the human body followed models of beauty that varied according to the codes of the era (eg. Hellenistic postures and wet drapery for Antiquity). In nude paintings, bodies were generally small and fragile, and sexual attributes, when not hidden by drapery or a vine leaf, were of reduced in size.

In the Renaissance, the anatomy of the body was studied, leading to male nude paintings depicting men with excessive musculature.

In the 17th and 18th century, the codes of beauty evolved. Whilst the depiction of male nudity changed only slightly (men were generally depicted as muscled), the bodies found in female nude paintings became more curved, leading clearly to more present flesh. Women with curves were beautiful!

In the 20th century, artists no longer sought to idealize men and women's bodies in nude paintings. They finally dared to reproduce the body as it was, almost photographically. Sometimes crude and violent, anatomical faults appeared unashamedly in these works.

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