Thứ Sáu, 14 tháng 11, 2014

10 famous nude works of art

Gauguin painted Manao Tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching) in 1892.

U.S. artist Donal Hord's Young Bather (1955) is on display at the San Diego public library.

British sculptor Henry Moore's Reclining Nude is part of the collection of the Mwetropoloitan Museum of Modern Art.

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli was painted in 1485. It depicts Venus born from the sea foam, blown by the west wind, Zephyr, and the nymph,

Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald's Nude, (1929). FitzGerald was a Winnipeg-based Canadian painter, and member of the Group of Seven. This picture is in the collection of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Nudes have always been a popular art subject. This sculpture of nude created in baked clay dates from between 31,000 and 27,000 years ago, and was discovered at Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic. Here it is backdropped by a reflection of Henri Matisse’s 1950 painting Grand nu.

More than 2200 people posed nude for American photographer Spencer Tunick, on the steps of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in Montreal on May 26, 2001. Since 1994, Tunick has photographed 75 installations around the world, with no shortage of naked volunteers.

American photographer Spencer Tunickconvinced a number of naked volunteers to stand on the ice-cold Swiss glacier of Aletsch, the largest in the Alps as part of an environmental campaign about global warming in 2007.

Michelangelo's David is probably the most famous nude artwork of all time. Its stands in Florence's Galleria dell'Accademi in Italy.

Visitors look at pictures of the show Nude Men f"Nude Men from 1800 to Today" opened its doors from 19 October 2012 to March 4,2013, looks at how artists have dealt with the theme of male nudity over the centuries.