By Emily Downes
Nudes are the epitome of a classic artwork style. Dating back to ancient Greece, the human form in a nude state is synonymous with some of the most famous sculptural works throughout history. The Venus de Milo crafted in 130 BC for example has stood the test of time and is a perfect example of the timeless beauty of the human form.
After the Ancient Greeks and Romans however, the naked form fell out of fashion in the Middle Ages - a predominantly Christian society disapproved of such pleasures of the flesh! However, it made a resurgence in the Renaissance period as art, culture and literature re-appropriated some of the more classic styles. In these instances, nudes were originally used to express the ideals of male and female form, however in recent decades artist have put modern spins on the iconic theme.
If you’re looking to add a timeless classic to your house, look no further. Style, class and sensuality can all be found within these artworks.
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