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Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude episode 1

Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude episode 1

Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude episode 1: With distinctive wit and flair, Mary Beard takes a personal view of the nude in western art and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression.     In the first programme her provocative two-part essay, classicist and broadcaster Mary Beard takes on the nude. As she says …

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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 …

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