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Mujeres
Mujeres
$1,406
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le dormeur du val
Le dormeur du val
$1,758
Acrylic painting (30 x 42 cm)
Aphrodite IV
Aphrodite IV
$2,109
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Déconfinement
Déconfinement
$879
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Bain des dames 2
Bain des dames 2
$1,406
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
En deux morceaux
En deux morceaux
$8,436
Oil painting (116 x 162 cm)
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
$527
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,624
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Evasion 3
Evasion 3
$586
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Marcelle
Marcelle
$937
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Franchir la porte
Franchir la porte
$1,758
Mixed media (70 x 100 cm)
Caryatide rvb (triptyque)
Caryatide rvb (triptyque)
$1,758
Mixed media (45 x 45 cm)
Série Chantal
Série Chantal
$644
Acrylic painting (43 x 50 cm)
Buste VIII
Buste VIII
$1,523
Acrylic painting (80 x 100 cm)
Notte
Notte
$586
Mixed media (30 x 30 cm)
Alice
Alice
$1,078
Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
$2,109
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
In the back
In the back
$1,172
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Nu aux feuilles roses
Nu aux feuilles roses
$410
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Sur le sable
Sur le sable
$1,055
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
L'esprit mobile
L'esprit mobile
$1,406
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 cm)
Catching tan
Catching tan
$820
Mixed media (50 x 37 cm)
Andromeda
Andromeda
$1,523
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Odalisques
Odalisques
$2,168
Oil painting (89 x 116 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$961
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Vague à l’âme
Vague à l’âme
$1,172
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Duel 3
Duel 3
$2,929
Oil painting (110 x 80 cm)
Patience
Patience
$1,055
Mixed media (55 x 40 cm)
Unis 1 - adam et eve
Unis 1 - adam et eve
$1,055
Acrylic painting (60 x 102 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$762
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Elle rêve encore
Elle rêve encore
$8,788
Oil painting (220 x 125 cm)
Bleu
Bleu
$2,109
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$820
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$2,343
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
L'entrée en scène
L'entrée en scène
$2,109
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Nu de dos
Nu de dos
$1,406
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,113
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Matisse m'a tué ! 03
Matisse m'a tué ! 03
$1,055
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
Hommage à maillol
Hommage à maillol
$937
Acrylic painting (61 x 50 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,406
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Nu au fauteuil blanc
Nu au fauteuil blanc
$996
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,343
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Les nocturnes: starting block
Les nocturnes: starting block
$2,109
Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$1,875
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 7
Sans titre 7
$1,758
Mixed media (120 x 40 cm)
Le rouge et le noir
Le rouge et le noir
$1,875
Mixed media (75 x 80 cm)
Intuition d'improvisation ou improvisation intuitive
Intuition d'improvisation ou improvisation intuitive
$4,218
Mixed media (98 x 195 cm)
Le crayon bleu
Le crayon bleu
$2,929
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Evasion 1
Evasion 1
$937
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Nu stylisé
Nu stylisé
$937
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$1,406
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
$4,570
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Attendre...
Attendre...
$1,933
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Evasion 2
Evasion 2
$937
Acrylic painting (89 x 160 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,640
Oil painting (50 x 61 cm)
Hashtag Olympia
Hashtag Olympia
$937
Acrylic painting (92 x 73 cm)
Et je viens nue vers toi...
Et je viens nue vers toi...
$703
Acrylic painting (77 x 58 cm)
Morning star
Morning star
$7,616
Oil painting (114 x 146 cm)
Nu rose
Nu rose
$410
Mixed media (24 x 32 cm)
Vertige perceptif
Vertige perceptif
$469
Mixed media (21 x 30 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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