The traditional nude painting
, whether you see it in the Renaissance or otherwise, is a delicate woman who is being offered to the viewer, and is there for the viewer to lust after.
The Modigliani nude painting
was once considered too risque even for the French
The couple posted snaps from a trip to the Musee D'Orsay, with Penny, 46, joking about Rod, 73, being engrossed in a nude painting
RISQUE POSTCARD TO CON This shows Manet's nude painting
entitled L'Olympia, which hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
Bernhard Schlink is best known for his internationally successful novel The Reader (1997), and he returns to the themes of passion and loss in The Woman on the Stairs, about a German lawyer who stumbles onto a nude painting
of a woman for whom he once risked his career and who then mysteriously disappeared from his life.
The nude painting
, by street artist Pegasus, came amid a raft of rumours their relationship had hit the skids.
FACEBOOK has lost a crucial legal battle in France as a court ruled the social network can be sued over its decision to remove the account of a user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting
The new bride was gifted a nude painting
of herself in just a tiny little g-string and Louboutin heels.
1914: Famous nude painting
The Rokeby Venus by Velasquez, in London's National Gallery, was damaged by suffragette Mary Richardson - who later led the women's section in Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists.
In fact, some of the pages on display at the Sackler Gallery are from a copy the Iranian government received in 1994 by exchanging a nude painting
by Dutch American Willem de Kooning, obtained by former Empress Farah Pahlavi.
Looking at Sculpture (2006) by Tim Braden uses sparse treatment for two Giacometti sculptures, while Euan Uglow's The Lightest Painting on Earth (1989) is a curiously titled and equally curious nude painting
Even at the Liberty Museum in the monument base, the Founders' vision of liberty is conspicuously absent, unless you count a psychedelic nude painting
. ("The artist's daring expression of naked Lady Liberty symbolizes the desire for the world to return to the peace and innocent days of Adam and Eve.") Instead there's a wall dedicated to "the price" Lady Liberty ("born a celebrity"!) has "paid" for her fame, as perfidious "manufacturers around the world have not hesitated to use and abuse the Statue to sell everything from cigars to soap." So this is the modern Statue of Liberty: exploited by soulless capitalists, famous for doing nothing, an oxidized copper Paris Hilton with the good sense to wear long skirts in public.