Presentation of theme Males nudes (Exhibition Impossible)


The Nude is an artistic genre which represents the human body in a state of nudity, whether through a painting, a photograph or even a sculpture.

The Greeks realized a lot of Male nudes during Antiquity, with the aim of reproducing an ideal of beauty embodied by the athletes of the time: many statues of this period reflect this interest in Male nudes, "Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus" by Praxiteles or even the "Diadumenus" by Polycletus are perfect examples.

As for Female nudes, Male nudes are much less present during the Middle Ages: art focused on religious themes and paintings depicted scenes from the Bible. Nevertheless, it happened sometimes from the 13th Century that Adam and Eve were represented naked: Adam was shown naked in the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris.

The Renaissance saw a return of Male nudes: Da Vinci is one of the precursors with th "Vitruvian Man". But other artists represented naked men such as Caravaggio through "Amor Victorious".

Later, artists such as David with his "Male Nude or Hector" and "The Sabine Women" or Ingres and his "Oedipus and the Sphinx" continued to paint Male nudes. In the early 20th Century, there are still Male nudes, such as "The Net Throwers" by Valadon.

Artists still continue to represent the men in their birthday suit, whether through sculptures, paintings or even photographs.



Masterpieces displayed in the exhibition Males nudes (Exhibition Impossible)


Leonardo Da Vinci: "Vitruvian Man" (c. 1492, Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice)

Caravaggio: "Amor Victorius" (1602, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

William Blake: "Death Of The Strong Wicked Man" (1805, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Pierre Subleyras: "Charon Ferrying The Shades" (c. 1735, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Luis Eugenio Melendez: "Portrait Of The Artist " (1746, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jacques-Louis David: "Male Nude Or Hector" (1778, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Louis Lafitte: "Dying Gaul" (1795, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jacques-Louis David: "The Sabine Women" (1800, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Oedipus And The Sphinx" (1808, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Hippolyte Flandrin: "Young Man By The Sea" (1836, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Suzanne Valadon: "The Fishermen" (1914, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy)

Jules Elie Delaunay: "Ixion Thrown Ino Hades" (1876, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Nantes)

Robert De La Fresnaye: "Bearded Man Sitting Down" (c. 1910, Musée d'art moderne - Modern art Museum, Troyes)

Jean-Jacques Henner: "St. Sebastian" (1888, Musée Henner - Henner Museum, Paris)

Georges Desvallières: "The Archmen" (1895, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Male Torso" (1800, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Paris)

Anne Girodet: "The Sleep Of Endymion" (1792, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

William Blake: "The Body Of Abel Found By Adam And Eve" (1826, Tate Britain, London)

Achille Etna Michallon: "Study Of Men" (19th century, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Cornelis Van Haarlem: "Christ'S Baptism" (16th-17th century, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Perugin: "Apollo And Marsyas" (15th century, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Anonymous: "A Nude Study" (19th century, National Gallery, London)

Bronzino: "St. John The Baptist" (16th century, Borghese Gallery, Rome)

Guido Remi: "Hercules Opressing The Hydra Of Salerno" (1617, Musée du Louvre - Louvre Museum, Paris)

Gustave Moreau: "Study Of Male Nude" (19th century, Musée Gustave Moreau - Gustave Moreau Museum, Paris)

Anonymous: "St. Jeremy" (17th century, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Ajaccio)

Anonymous: "Bacchus" (17th century, Musée des Beaux-Arts - Museum of Fine Arts, Ajaccio)

Léon Bonnat: "Job" (1880, Musée Bonnat-Helleu - Bonnat-Helleu Museum, Bayonne)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: "Studies Of Male Nude Lying Down" (19th century, Musée de l'Oise - Oise Museum, Beauvais)

Auguste Renoir : "Young Boy With A Cat" (1868, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)

Paul Cézanne: "Bathers" (c. 1890, Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum, Paris)



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