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En deux morceaux
En deux morceaux
$8,129
Oil painting (116 x 162 cm)
La muse
La muse
$452
Oil painting (46 x 55 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$542
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Unis 3 - adam et eve
Unis 3 - adam et eve
$1,016
Acrylic painting (60 x 102 cm)
Ecce uomo 1
Ecce uomo 1
$926
Oil painting (50 x 60 cm)
Prayer
Prayer
$1,242
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Formes 7
Formes 7
$1,355
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
La signora
La signora
$5,419
Acrylic painting (100 x 120 cm)
Evasion 2
Evasion 2
$903
Acrylic painting (89 x 160 cm)
Force vive
Force vive
$452
Mixed media (24 x 32 cm)
Stigmate III
Stigmate III
$3,387
Oil painting (73 x 116 cm)
Bleu
Bleu
$2,032
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Unis 2 - Adam et Eve
Unis 2 - Adam et Eve
$1,016
Acrylic painting (60 x 102 cm)
Nu de dos
Nu de dos
$1,355
Mixed media (50 x 100 cm)
Le dormeur du val
Le dormeur du val
$1,694
Acrylic painting (30 x 42 cm)
Sensuel
Sensuel
$4,403
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
M'aimer un peu plus chaque jour
M'aimer un peu plus chaque jour
$847
Mixed media (50 x 65 cm)
Nu au rocher
Nu au rocher
$395
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
Let me be free - Etude sur carton
$508
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Hommage à maillol
Hommage à maillol
$903
Acrylic painting (61 x 50 cm)
Evasion 3
Evasion 3
$565
Mixed media (60 x 80 cm)
Dé-confinement
Dé-confinement
$847
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Cœur à cœur
Cœur à cœur
$1,073
Watercolour (56 x 56 cm)
Tellios i-08
Tellios i-08
$847
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Alice
Alice
$1,039
Acrylic painting (40 x 80 cm)
Blessure d'amour
Blessure d'amour
$1,242
Mixed media (45 x 60 cm)
Le crayon bleu
Le crayon bleu
$2,823
Oil painting (116 x 89 cm)
Andromeda
Andromeda
$1,468
Acrylic painting (81 x 100 cm)
Le rouge et le noir
Le rouge et le noir
$1,806
Mixed media (75 x 80 cm)
Nu au fauteuil blanc
Nu au fauteuil blanc
$960
Acrylic painting (60 x 73 cm)
Nu aux feuilles roses
Nu aux feuilles roses
$395
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$1,355
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Bain des dames 2
Bain des dames 2
$1,355
Mixed media (100 x 70 cm)
De profundis clamavi - hommage à Baudelaire - préparatoire
De profundis clamavi - hommage à Baudelaire - préparatoire
$508
Mixed media (30 x 42 cm)
Nu orange et bleu
Nu orange et bleu
$565
Mixed media (37 x 48 cm)
Franchir la porte
Franchir la porte
$1,694
Mixed media (70 x 100 cm)
La nuit près de la rivière
La nuit près de la rivière
$903
Acrylic painting (66 x 89 cm)
Enveloppe charnelle
Enveloppe charnelle
$1,355
Watercolour (51 x 71 cm)
Nu stylisé
Nu stylisé
$903
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
L'esprit mobile
L'esprit mobile
$1,355
Acrylic painting (42 x 59 cm)
Série Chantal
Série Chantal
$621
Acrylic painting (43 x 50 cm)
Sans titre
Sans titre
$2,258
Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Intuition d'improvisation ou improvisation intuitive
Intuition d'improvisation ou improvisation intuitive
-20% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (98 x 195 cm)
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
"before my head’s overgone and my memory fades"
$2,032
Acrylic painting (50 x 70 cm)
Virginie
Virginie
$1,806
Mixed media (80 x 100 cm)
Matisse m'a tué ! 03
Matisse m'a tué ! 03
$1,016
Acrylic painting (60 x 80 cm)
L'entrée en scène
L'entrée en scène
$2,032
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Flo
Flo
$2,258
Mixed media (100 x 100 cm)
Sans titre 7
Sans titre 7
$1,694
Mixed media (120 x 40 cm)
Nu homme n°6
Nu homme n°6
$5,419
Oil painting (81 x 116 cm)
Evasion 1
Evasion 1
$903
Acrylic painting (89 x 116 cm)
Marcelle
Marcelle
$903
Acrylic painting (60 x 60 cm)
Les trois grâces
Les trois grâces
-40% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Le songe ou la solitude
Le songe ou la solitude
$790
Oil painting (54 x 73 cm)
Hashtag Olympia
Hashtag Olympia
$903
Acrylic painting (92 x 73 cm)
Mains droites
Mains droites
$2,597
Oil painting (44 x 55 cm)
Attendre...
Attendre...
$1,863
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Vague à l’âme
Vague à l’âme
$1,129
Acrylic painting (100 x 100 cm)
Nu allongé
Nu allongé
$734
Acrylic painting (73 x 60 cm)
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
Les nocturnes: le penseur2
$1,581
Oil painting (50 x 61 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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