The human body has always been one of the most favorite objects for every painter and sculptor to depict, and architects often include decorative elements of nudity in a design of a building. Artists gain inspiration to create fantastically beautiful nude paintings which have become masterpieces for many centuries and have been admired and considered awesome by many generations of art lovers in all the continents, because these artworks embody the forbidden beauty and desire caused by it. Attraction of viewers to this genre of art is hard to overestimate in all cultures, and in the western cultures, in particular.
Nude paintings draw attention to the aesthetics of a naked body and emphasizes that nudity is not disgusting, abominable or abnormal, but on the contrary, it is part of the nature on the earth and should be perceived as any other natural feature. Nevertheless, nude paintings are the most frequent causes of scandals and disputes among critics and artists and sometimes even lead to public protests and ostracism of their creators.
In the western countries, the nude as a form of art regained popularity and was the center of artists’ attention during the Renaissance after a long period of the Middle Ages when strict rules of lifestyle were imposed by the Roman Church. Paintings and sculptures created at that time still inspire many contemporary artists, among whom the artists from TrendGallery are. In this article, 7 nude works of art are presented which flurry the imagination of all who see them.
1. Botticelli “Birth of Venus”
The first painting chosen to be presented here is an eternal masterpiece by the great Italian artist of the early Renaissance, Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi widely known as Sandro Botticelli. This is a stunningly gorgeous painting “Birth of Venus”. It was commissioned by Lorenzo Medici and created approximately in 1480. The distinctive feature of this masterpiece is the material and technique used by Botticelli. “Birth of Venus” was painted on canvas – which was extraordinary for that time – in the technique of thin tempera that involves the application of diluted egg yolk in the composition of paint. Thanks to yolk, the painting becomes particularly transparent and looks more like a fresco.
When an idea of creating a nude painting came to the mind of Zorsah, one of the most experienced artists of TrendGallery, after seeing this subtle and at the same time luxurious masterpiece long ago, but it was embodied on canvas only recently. In fact, he produced two unforgettable colorful paintings of his own being encouraged by Venus’s tenderness. The color palette is the same but the hues are much brighter which makes the Twins set look more contemporary while preserving the natural lines of the female body in Botticelli’s work. The left painting in the set is titled “UNDER THE RAIN” and the right one is “LADY RAIN”