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About Nude paintings
Styles of Nude Paintings Paintings of figures in the nude have been a common practice among artists from the beginning of art history. The fine art nude may lean in to or subvert ideas of privacy, beauty and refinement. Classical nude paintings were often of mythological figures, and nudes without mythological background were introduced in the Renaissance. Modern nude paintings focus on form, placing figures in unique or stripped-down settings. Abstract nude paintings capture the essence of humanity in a nude figure and play with the ideas of beauty, modesty and reality. Subjects in Nude Paintings Nude paintings feature diverse subjects and often focus on form and shape to create the scene. Nude woman paintings have been popular since the Baroque era, and contemporary nude figure paintings still commonly feature women. While the female nude remains prevalent, modern representations of identity and gender abound in contemporary art. Nude couples can convey intimacy and male nude figures may grapple with appearances of masculinity and expressions of strength and power, while also evoking beauty. Models often pose for nude paintings, but nudes in candid attitudes are also common. Reclining nude paintings, standing nude paintings or nudes in silhouette can all be created from a model posing in a studio. These paintings are often created in series, with many pieces of the same subject from different angles or in different poses. Materials Used in Nude Paintings Nude figures are commonly sketched numerous times as a painter creates studies and series of nudes to be included in paintings. Nude oil paintings have a classic look and often show beautiful blending to create depth. Acrylic paintings of nudes lend themselves to colorful pieces with plenty of personality. Famous Artists of Nude Paintings Famous artists have created nude paintings and sketches in every style throughout art history. Baroque painters like Sandro Botticelli created sumptuous nudes, often in mythological settings. The subsequent period of the Renaissance featured human and model subjects in nude paintings. Leonardo da Vinci’s famous nudes were studies of human anatomy and fuel for his inventions and scientific inquiries. Modern artists added expressive color palettes, geometric shapes and unique settings to their nudes. Henri Matisse created nude paintings in his signature colorful Fauvist style. Pablo Picasso painted exaggerated Cubist nude figures as well as more minimal figures in varied and non-traditional positions. Contemporary painters still paint nudes, from the subtle to the daring such as Jeff Koons’ controversial pieces.