Anuradha Sroha 18 July min Read. Nudity in art first became significant in ancient Greece. The athletic competitions at religious festivals celebrated the male body as an embodiment of all that was best in humanity.
The Nude in Love
Saatchi Art Digest
If you go into any art dealer in Paris, look at any auction of works on paper, or indeed, visit Henry Miller Fine Art, it is impossible not to notice the number of 18th and 19th century drawings of scantily clad and nude figures for sale. Most, if not all, will be of men; usually completely naked men in a variety of poses and stances. It would be easy to think that artists prior to the birth of modern art in the early 20th century, were obsessed with drawing the naked male form. Although potentially erotic to modern viewers, this is not why they were created in the first place. Images below: William Etty, R.
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