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The Nude in Art episode 4 – The Modern

The Nude in Art episode 4 - The Modern: the 20th century changed everything. Emotional truth overcame physical realism. With photography and film, nothing seemed beyond the artists interest or capabilities.     If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the ideal to the real, the Romantic to…

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Read more about the article The Nude in Art episode 3 – The Enlightenment
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The Nude in Art episode 3 – The Enlightenment

The Nude in Art episode 3: the naked form took on many different uses. For some, it represented virtue, for others, vice. It was used to shock, to coerce, to titillate, to impress, and to instruct.     If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the ideal to…

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Read more about the article The Nude in Art episode 2 – The Renaissance
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The Nude in Art episode 2 – The Renaissance

A lively visual journey illustrating how the Christian idea of nudity -associated with sin - was replaced with the idea of nudity symbolizing beauty and sensuality. Features significant works of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Giotto.     If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways. From the ideal to the real,…

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Read more about the article The Nude in Art episode 1 – The Classical
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The Nude in Art episode 1 – The Classical

The Nude in Art episode 1 - The Classical: examines art such as The Venus de Milo and the Venus of Willendorf. Through images such as these, we can learn why man first illustrated the human body in these specific ways.     If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude. For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of…

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Read more about the article Impressionists episode 7 – Vincent van Gogh
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Impressionists episode 7 – Vincent van Gogh

In many ways Vincent Van Gogh has become the most celebrated, and certainly most mythologized artist in history, as the misunderstood genius who died unknown and unloved and sold only one painting in his lifetime.     Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Impressionists' art. In this series, Tim Marlow takes us on a journey through…

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