Classical nude paintings are a phenomenon of art in the Western world which became particularly meaningful during the Renaissance Art Movement and, with a revival of interest in Greek and Roman art, the female nude form was used increasingly in Religious oil paintings.
Italian artist Titian painted Venus Anadyomene as early as 1520 whilst his female nude oil painting Venus of Urbino was painted in 1536. It has been said that no-one painted naked women more sensually or beautifully than Titian.
Famous renaissance nude paintings include Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Caravaggio’s portrait of a young Saint John the Baptist.
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time by Agnolo Bronzino was painted in 1544 and depicts a nude Venus with her son Cupid.
During the 17th century, Diego Velasquez’ painted Venus at her Mirror 1647, also known as the Rokeby Venus; it is his only known fine art nude.
18th Century artist Francisco Goya’s Nude Maja shocked the Catholic Church who banned it for its very explicit detail of the female anatomy.
Initially the use of nude models during the Renaissance period caused unease and nude paintings have continued to cause great controversy throughout the history of art.
Impressionist nude paintings include Fredric Bazille’s painting La Toilette 1870. Two female nude paintings from French Impressionist Artist Renoir are from his Bather Series; Sleeping Bather 1897 and Bather Seated on a Rock 1892. Impressionist artist Edgar Degas’ famous nude paintings Woman Having her Hair combed 1886 and Woman in a Tub 1883 can be purchased as replica oil paintings on canvas.
Two Gauguin famous paintings from Post-Impressionist artist, Paul Gauguin, who is well known for his beautiful nude art are Two Tahitian Women, and, Are you Jealous. We have large selection of Paul Gauguin oil on canvas art online.
Classical nude oil paintings are evident in William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s paintings The Wave 1896 and Evening Mood 1882. Replica paintings on canvas of both paintings are available from our online catalogue.
Famous nude paintings by Amedeo Modigliani made a huge impact on the modernism movement art. His female nude painting, Nu Couche, Nude looking over her right Shoulder 1917, was sold in 1918 for in excess of $170m.
Nudes oil painting accelerated during the 20th century with Desnudo by Ramon Casas, Isaac Israels’ Lying Nude and Henri Lebasque’s nude Sitting Nude.
Favorite paintings include Manet’s Olympia, Leonardo da Vinci’s Leda and the Swan and Frederick Leighton’s Standing Nude Figure Seen from Behind 1880.
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