Explore the evolution of the nude in art made in the 1400s and 1500s. What was the physical ideal of the human form in Renaissance Europe? How does it compare with our ideal of the unclothed human body today? Exceptional paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance period will be discussed in this private tour of The Renaissance Nude. Join art historian Noelle Valentino as she guides viewing and discussion of the nude in art and its multiple meanings.
Image: Jan Gossart, Flemish, about 1478–1532. Hercules and Deianira, 1517. The Henry Barber Trust, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Image © The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham / Bridgeman Images.