Visual Arts, Talk/Workshop

The Nude in Art: A Leading Subject in Art History

Organised by: Corcovado Arts
Performed by: Dr. Sian Jay
  • Date:
    30 Sep, 7 Oct 2020
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    Online (Zoom Webinar)
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  • Admission:
    $25; $15 per session
  • Advisory:
    18 years and above


Nude figures, as old as art itself, appear in the art of most cultures, but are particular present in the History of Western Art.

This two-session series will trace the portrayal of the nude body during the course of History from Classical times through the Renaissance and the Neoclassical to Modern Era.

Artworks/Artists featured include Venus of Willendorf, Venus de Milo, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, Venus Victrix by Canova, The Turkish Bath by Ingres, Olympia by Manet, The Young Ladies of Avignon by Picasso, The Nude descending the stairs by Duchamp among others.

The Nude in Art: A Leading Subject in Art History