When it comes to studying nude photographythere definitely seems to be a preference for shooting in black and white over colour. It is perhaps because the former allows the artists to better engage with the great contrasts and beauty of the human body. From giants of 20th century art right through to very modern photographers, the artists curated here all bring something exciting to the medium.
There is a secret pleasure hidden in nude movie scenes. Like Peeping Toms, we witness the world of imagination and guilty pleasures of the characters in films whose lives we possess by the click of a control button. They in return, soften our moods, make the heart bit faster, make our evenings, afternoons, and mornings more exhilarating, and sometimes add a hint of anxiety and vulnerability.
Mankind is vulnerability incarnate. One can easily wound this creature, severely if one wishes. This is frightening.
Adornment by Spencer Tunick, Spencer Tunick is renowned for large-scale nude photographs. He has staged 75 around the world, inviting volunteers to pose naked across locations including glaciers, Mexico city and The Sydney Opera House. Adornment was photographed in Hertfordshire indescribed as a naked pavement.
Nude art has been represented in paintings and statues since prehistory. From a liberal view in the Classical period to a conservative outlook in the Middle Ages, as well as more ups and downs in the Renaissance and Victorian eras. We now exist in an age in which body related tabus seem to be less of an issue to a Western audience, as the media is saturated with sexual and beautified imagery.
No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, and the recipient of her optical largesse is anyone who happens to stand in front of this painting in the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy. Titian creates with mind-boggling skill the lavish presence of this nude: the rapture of her carnal glory.
Several artists refer to the female body as a masterpiece and an epitome of perfection. To convey their ideas about female beauty, a number of artistes have portrayed the female body in different types of arts. Some of these paintings have fetched millions of dollars through to exclusive art collectors.