The Top 10 Female Nudes In Art

Of course, this list would be more accurately titled: The Top 10 White Female Nudes In Western Art. But if we accept the culturally limited purview, I can accept the grouping. Of Titian’s “Venus of Urbino” (1536-38), listicle writer Jonathan Jones observes: ‘No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, and the recipient of her optical largesse is anyone who happens to stand in front of this painting in the Uffizi gallery in Florence.’ What I’d like to know: what are those figures in the background doing? Searching for Milady’s frock for the day?

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