Nude Paintings by Famous Artists | 1st Art Gallery - Only nude art
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The nude figure is a tradition in Western art, and has been used to express ideals of male and . This was true not only in Western Europe, but also in Byzantine art. Increasingly, Christ was shown largely naked in scenes of his Passion. This painting is the only surviving nude by Velazquez, a Spanish artist of the 17th century. Such paintings were really rare during those times.