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Female Nude or Naked Female?

Modigliani, Amedeo. 1917. Reclining Nude The Met

Representing female nudes in the history of art is a canonical subject matter along with landscapes, still life, portraiture and historical paintings. When thinking of iconic female nude artworks one might think of timeless masterworks like the Venetian Renaissance master Titian’s Venus of Urbino (c. 1534) or the Florentine High Renaissance Master Sandro Botticelli’s Birth […]

The History of the Nativity Scene in Art

Adoarion of the Magi - Leonardo da Vinci

One of the most popular and notable Christmas scenes in the public eye is the Nativity scene – the birth of Jesus in the manger. While Christmas is a mostly secular tradition nowadays, the date is inextricably linked through its religious history. The name of the date itself refers to “Christ’s Mass,” and has only […]