However, some cultures have tolerated artistic nudity more than actual nudity, with a different set of standards of what is acceptable. Sometimes live nudity is more acceptable if the model does not move. As social attitudes about artistic nudity have changed, this has sometimes led to conflict over art that no longer conforms to prevailing standards. For example, the Roman Catholic Church once organized the so-called fig-leaf campaign to cover nudity in art, starting from the works of Renaissance artist Michelangelo. The nude has become an enduring genre of representational art, especially painting, sculpture, and photography.
Category:Paintings of nude standing females in the 19th century
Female Nudes in Art History
Greatest 20th Century Paintings Abstract pictures, portraits, landscapes, genre-painting by twentieth century artists. Paintings Listed Chronologically under Artist's Name. Our list features over of the greatest examples of fine art painting created during the twentieth century. It covers all the great movements, such as Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop Art, and includes all the main painting genres plus a number of outstanding abstract paintings. All major 20th century painters are covered, although the specific works chosen is always a subjective affair, as is the decision as to whether a painter is best classified as a 19th or 20th century artist. In any event we hope that this list helps you to navigate your way through the jungle of modern and contemporary art, and adds to your appreciation of the subject.
Category:Paintings of nude females in the 20th century
A common subject used throughout art history that has been associated with artists such as Titian, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt, the depiction of nude bathers has a number of meanings attached to it. The most common ones refer to ablution, cleanliness, and the act of washing in water, but it was also associated with themes such as death, voyeurism, fertility, renewal and purification, rainfall, healing, birth, or tears. In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, the theme of bathers, especially female ones, was often used as a strategy to show the nude in a naturalistic rather than an academic or mythological setting, or to show a plausible setting in which to show nude figures out of doors, as part of a natural mode of bathing or swimming.
Untitled Bronze 1 Chazen Museum of Art. By John De Andrea. Female Nudes in the Art of Classical Antiquity. The standing male nude kouros first became important in the sculpture of ancient Greece , which associated the male body with athletic prowess and moral excellence. However, attitudes towards female nudity were different.