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Dogon by Christophe Dupety - Female Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Dogon (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect reminds more...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Genoa_Rebecca Jack_Oil/Acrylic/Canvas_Abstracted Figure/Portrait/Nude
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
Rebecca Jack "Genoa" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 36 in ; Framed 37.25 x 37.25 in __________________________ Rebecca Jack, an intuitive painter, creates ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Untitled - After Rembrandt's Susanna and the Elders, Original Oil on Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting was inspired by Rembrandt's "Susanna and the Elders", especially Simon Schama's commentary on it, and the Me Too Movement. It depicts a vulnerable woman looking at the...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Rhapsody in Pink, 2023_Rebecca Jack_Oil_Abstract/Female/Figures/Portrait/Nude
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
Rebecca Jack "Rhapsody in Pink" Acrylic on Canvas 54 x 72 in __________________________ Rebecca Jack, an intuitive painter, creates vibrant, figurative ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Elegant Nude Woman in Dancing - Mid-Century Monochromatic
Located in Miami, FL
Excellent Mid-century nude by famous illustrator/ artist Walter Charles Klett. The work is masterfully painted with a sound understanding of the basic academic principles guiding t...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Nude Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Marks - Semi nude figurative portrait painting of a woman surrounded by arrows
By Aaron Nagel
Located in East Quogue, NY
Striking realistic portrait painting of a semi nude woman surrounded by arrows by Aaron Nagel. Oil on canvas. Size 46 x 30 inches. Offered unframed. Aaron Nagel is inspired by the ...
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2010s Realist Nude Paintings

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Oil

Contemporary Intricate Abstract Human Forms in Muted Dark Earth Tones Painting
Located in ALCOY/ALCOI, ES
Title: «Orgia número 7» Collection: Muses Description: Acrylic on canvas, figurative, dark, love, gestural, modern Symbolism of the number 7: love. This image tells us an erotic...
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2010s Expressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Nude Figure Study, Standing Female Figure with Sage Green
Located in Soquel, CA
Nude Figure Study, Standing Female Figure with Sage Green Figure study of a nude model in studio by Los Gatos, California artist M.Z. Murphy (American, 20th century), c.1990. The f...
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1990s American Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Cardboard

Woman by the Tall Stone_America Martin_Oil/Acrylic_Figurative/Portrait/Nude_Red
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Woman by the Tall Stone" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 72 x 36 in. | 73.5 x 37.5 in. Framed ______________ Exploring the identity of both her namesake and country, LA-base...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

"Aquarius" Oil Painting 31.5" x 51" inch by Sergey Dolmatov
Located in Culver City, CA
"Aquarius" Oil Painting 31.5" x 51" inch by Sergey Dolmatov Year: 2014
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

I need your friendship so much
Located in Sempach, LU
Participant SOLO EXHIBITION in Thun, Switzerland "Strength, and Vulnerability" December 2022. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this artwork. MATERIALS: This is an original oil painting on canvas. SHIPPING: High-quality protective packaging with tracking numbers all over the World. Dasha Pogodina...
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2010s Expressionist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

In The Sun by Christophe Dupety - Male Nude Painting, Contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
In the Sun (2018) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm. In his Human Figures series, Christophe Dupety shows us some bodies which aspect remind...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Wild by Christophe Dupety - Male nude painting, oil on canvas, contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Wild (2015) by French contemporary artist Christophe Dupety. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. In this series simply entitled "Nus" (nudes), the artist is superimposing and juxtaposing two images. On one hand a brightly colored painting...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

16th C, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, Fresco on Canvas
Located in brussel, BE
The painting represents the Old Testament story of Joseph being seduced by the wife of Potiphar (Gen. 39:5-20). Joseph, who had become the attendant of Potiphar – an official of the Pharaoh –, took care of the household of his master. Potiphar’s wife was charmed by the handsome Joseph and tried to get him into her bed. Joseph, who didn’t want to damage Potiphar’s trust, refused to respond to her advances. When she invited him again to have sex with her, Joseph ran out of the house one day. His cloak, with which she wanted to draw him closer, remained in her hand. The grace and elegance of the style – also known as ‘mannerism’- is typical of the “First School of Fontainebleau”. This term refers to the Italian painters – among whom Francesco Primaticcio and Rosso Fiorentino - who were engaged by the French King François I...
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16th Century Renaissance Nude Paintings

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Canvas

Body I - Contemporary Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Corps I, painting by French contemporary artist Ferle. Oil on free-standing canvas, W 140 cm x H 200 cm // W 55 in. x H 78 3/4 in. "The figures painted by Ferle are of a Michelangele...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Diafanie (PORN)
Located in Napoli, IT
Diafanie Mixed media on plastic paper Eclectic artist, born in Atri in Abruzzo in 1980, he works in the field of contemporary art with conceptual creations from the age of 18 years....
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Enamel

[Buggereau (b. 1956)] Untitled #1
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas with silver leaf, black painted wood frame with gold leaf Signed and dated in red, l.r. $6000.00 + $500.00 framing This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New...
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2010s Realist Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tenderness, Double Act - Contemporary Figurative Ink Painting, New Expression
Located in Salzburg, AT
Grażyna Rigall is a painter, illustrator, author of stage designs and music videos. - The artist is interested in the merging of the world of fauna and flora with the world of man, p...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Paper, Ink

L'Extase - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting of Belle Epoque Nude
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘L’Extase’ by Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). The painting - which depicts a young Parisienne society beauty captured en déshabillé - is inscribed by the artist verso and sold in a superb quality bespoke gold metal leaf neoclassical frame. As one of his most popular paintings...
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Late 19th Century French School Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

Le Martyr de Saint Sebastian (Academic Figurative Oil Painting in Gold Frame)
Located in Hudson, NY
Academic style figurative oil painting on canvas 48 x 24 inches unframed 58 x 32 x 3 inches in gold leaf wood frame This vertical, contemporary figurative painting of Le Martyr de Saint Sebastian was made by Mark Beard under his fictitious artistic persona, Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon. Painted in a modern Academic style, Beard paints this Christian saint with dramatic detail and emotional gravity. The scene is a common artistic depiction of Sebastian who according to traditional belief, was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian's persecution of the Christians. Here the artist depicts a nearly nude Saint Sebastian standing stoically while tied to a rustic brown post. A lush green forested terrain decorates the background while a white neo-classical building sits in the distance, which is perhaps the tomb where Saint Sebastian's remains were laid to rest. Saint Sebastian's pale blue-grey, stone-like stone tone is characteristic of Mark Beard's work who often portrays muscular young men similarly to Greek statues. The vertical Academic style figurative oil painting is complimented with a vintage style gold leaf wood frame. The painting is signed 'H. A. Michallon 1872' in red oil paint in the lower right corner. The gold frame is also signed and inscribed with black oil paint in several places (please see images). Mark Beard is a contemporary artist who made this work under the pseudonym Hippolyte A. Michallon who painted during the late 1800's so slight wear (see images) is intentionally staged to align with the factitious artist's purposed history. About the artist: Mark Beard is perhaps the most literal example of an artist pulled in so many different directions that he chose to “invent” six different personae in which to channel his overflowing energy and need for expression. Each painting style is radically different from the next, so it remains entirely believable that the work could stem from six completely different people of different time periods and different schools of thought. With a background in set design, Beard has always been one who could conjure total magic with anything available. Mark Beard has exhibited with Carrie Haddad Gallery for nearly twenty years and there has never been a dull moment. Mark Beard, born in 1956 in Salt Lake city, now lives in New York City. His works are in museum collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and the Harvard, Yale, and Princeton University Art Museums; among many others. We would not be the least bit surprised to see new ‘personas’ emerge in the coming years. About: Hippolyte - Alexandre Michallon, 1849 -1930 The long and peripatetic artistic career of Hippolyte-Alexandre Michallon began in a conventional fashion. The only son of prosperous bourgeois parents in Tours, he first studied drawing with his mother, an accomplished amateur painter of insects. His father, an undertaker who appreciated his son's talent and supported his ambition to become a painter, sent him to Paris at age sixteen to enroll in the studio of Francois-Edouard Picot (1786-1868), an eminent history painter and professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with whom he studied for three years, until Picot's death. Under his aging teacher's guidance and tutelage, Michallon entered the preliminary stages of the Prix de Rome contest at the Ecole three times, winning an Honorable Mention in 1869 for his composition entitled The Solider of the Marathon. For the next twenty years Michallon regualarly exhibited paintings on historical and biblical themes at the Paris Salon, as well as commissioned portraits. By his own account, the most ambitious work of Michallon's career was a thirty-foot canvas depicting Noah's Ark, which he exhibited in the Salon in 1875. Michallon began painting atmospheric but zoologically correct images of exotic animals in the wild. These achieved a certain popularity among French and foreign collectors alike, providing Michallon with financial security for the first time in his career. Michallon moved to England in 1893. His outstanding technical skills easily earned him a position on the faculty of the Slade School of Art in 1900. The craze for animal paintings proved short-lived. He continued to teach at Slade for the next two decades, but his classes gradually dwindled in size as the academic approach and methods he espoused went from outmoded to downright unpopular. Finally in 1922, finding himself reduced to a single pupil, the talented young American Bruce Sargeant, he retired from Slade, persuading Sargeant to leave with him and undergo private instruction at home. Several years later he retired to a cottage at St. Ives, Cornwall, where he lived quietly until his death in 1930, forgotten by all but a few former students, among them Edith Thayer Cromwell...
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Early 2000s Academic Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Nude Lady Reclining Model Sketchy 20th century Beige Earthy Tones oil painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Nude Model British School, circa 1970's oil on board, unframed board: 20 x 28 inches provenance: private collection, Cotswolds, England condition: good and sound condition
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20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

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Oil

Seated Male Nude Acrylic on Paper, Edmund Hartley
Located in London, GB
Vibrant and expressive painting of a seated nude male. Attributed to Edmund Hartley, a student of Margate School of Art, in the late 1940s/early 1950s. Unsigned but purchased from a ...
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Late 20th Century Nude Paintings

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Acrylic

Nude Genre scene Roman feast First half 20th century Oil painting Signed Framed
Located in Stockholm, SE
Signed with a monogram: "- K - T " letters followed by date - 1942. Impressive professional work of nude and human body art briefly painted in confident brush strokes, depicted in pr...
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1940s Realist Nude Paintings

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Wood, Oil, Cardboard

La Dormeuse, Large French Mid Century Female Nude
Located in Cotignac, FR
Large Mid Century French female nude by Launay. Signed bottom right, presented in carved wood and gilt frame with mirror inserts under glass. A wonderful pastel and crayon of a beau...
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Mid-20th Century Romantic Nude Paintings

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Paper, Crayon, Pastel, Pencil

Collection of Three French Oils on Board. "La Cagole, Redoutable & La Corrida".
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 20th century collection of three abstract expressionist oils on board by French artist Emmanuelle Bardet. All signed to the front and each dated 1995 and titled to the reverse. ...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Board

La Camacunta
Located in Long Island City, NY
La Camacunta Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, Spanish (1941) Date: 1966 Oil on Canvas, signed Size: 29.5 x 24.5 in. (74.93 x 62.23 cm) Frame Size: 30.5 x 25.5 inches
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1960s Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Seduction
By Georges Henri Tribout
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GEORGES HENRI TRIBOUT "SEDUCTION" OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED FRANCE, C.1925 45.5 X 35.5 INCHES Georges Tribout 1884-1962 Georges Henri Tribout was born in Paris in 1884. He studied ...
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1920s Art Deco Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

JEAN MARC (1949-2019) 20th CENTURY FRENCH MODERNIST PAINTING - Nude woman
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Female by Jean Marc (French 1949-2019) watercolour on artist paper painting: 20 x 12.75 inches condition: sound condition provenance: private collection, South of France Sup...
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20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

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Watercolor

Nude Man from Behind 20th CENTURY FRENCH MODERNIST ORIGINAL
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Nude Man by Jean Marc (French 1949-2019) watercolour on artist paper painting: 20 x 14 inches condition: sound condition provenance: private collection, South of France Superb or...
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20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

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Watercolor

NUDE - Contemporary Figurative Ink Painting, New Expressionism
Located in Salzburg, AT
The artwork on paper will be sent unframed to you. Maciej Olekszy was born in 1982, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland in 2007. Faculty of Painting i...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Dorian Levine - Contemporary Oil, The Artist's Studio
Located in Corsham, GB
A very fine contemporary nude study by the artist Dorian Levine. Completed with expressive brushstrokes and a bright colour palette. Signed to the lower right corner. Well presented ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Oil

1942 Oil - The Life Model
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine example of Mid Century life studies, showing a standing female nude, executed in confident blocks of colour, a typical style from this part of the 20th Century. The artist has...
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Mid-20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

Carmen Tyrrell - Framed Contemporary Acrylic, Blue Nude
Located in Corsham, GB
A large energetic acrylic honouring the female form by modern British artist Carmen Tyrrell. Well-presented in a dark blue mount and lime-washed frame. Signed. On canvas.
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21st Century and Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Acrylic

Carol Maddison - 20th Century Acrylic, Nude Abstract
Located in Corsham, GB
A striking abstract portrait depicting a partially nude figure in a chair. The artist captures the scene with strong shapes and vivid colours to create an eye-catching composition. S...
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20th Century Nude Paintings

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Acrylic

Paolo Smali (b.1969) - Framed Contemporary Oil, Pain & Emotion
Located in Corsham, GB
An expressive life study of two nude figures experiencing a moment of shared pain and emotion. The artist's restricted palette has been compensated by energetic brushwork. Signed 'Sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Oil

Clive Fredriksson After Kenne Gregoire - 20th Century Oil, Intimacy
Located in Corsham, GB
A delightful study after Dutch painter Kenne Gregoire. the scene shows two people embracing over a table. the song patterns and intimate nature of the painting makes for a striking c...
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20th Century Nude Paintings

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Oil

18th century Italian figure painting - Sleeping Venus Cupid - Oil on canvas
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian master (17th century) - Sleeping Venus with Cupid. 33.5 x 42 cm without frame, 47.5 x 56 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in carved and gilded wooden frame. ...
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Late 17th Century Baroque Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Gazing Seated Nude Late 20th Century Oil
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century oil on board nude is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Parsons Sch...
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Late 20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

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Oil

Serene Seated Nude Late 20th Century Oil
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century oil on board nude is by Oakland artist Rip Matteson (1920-2011). Matteson was educated at U.C. Berkeley, C.C.A.C, Scuola di Belle Arte in Rome, the Parsons Sch...
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Late 20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

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Oil

Abstract impressionist nude painting' Rendez-vous
Located in THOMERY, FR
The theme of this painting is to connect the three kingdoms: human, animal and plant to create harmony and balanced life energy. The artist seeks to retranscribe his feelings, emotio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Acrylic

Preparation - Abstract Cubist Art Red Black Yellow White Green Blue Lilac
Located in Sofia, BG
"Preparation" is an cubist and abstract painting by the Armenian-Bulgarian artist Maestro Arshak Nersisyan. About the artwork: TECHNIQUE: oil painting STYLE: Impressionist, Contem...
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2010s Cubist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Woman With Violin_America Martin_Oil/Acrylic_Female Figure/Portrait/Music
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Woman with Violin" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 61.5 x 41.5 in. Framed ______________ Exploring the identity of both her namesake and country, LA-based America Martin dra...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Woman Under Olive Tree_America Martin_Oil/Acrylic_Female Figure/Portrait
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Woman Under Olive Tree" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 52 x 52 in. Framed ______________ Exploring the identity of both her namesake and country, LA-based America Martin dr...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Woman and Olive Branches_America Martin_Oil/Acrylic_Figure/Portrait/Earth Tones
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Woman and Olive Branches" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 35 x 85 in. 36.5 x 86.5 in. Framed ______________ Exploring the identity of both her namesake and country, LA-base...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Woman With Fan_America Martin_Oil/Acrylic_Seated Figure/Portrait/Nude_Floral
Located in 326 N Coast Hwy. | Laguna Beach, CA
America Martin "Woman with Fan" Oil & Acrylic on Canvas 72 x 36 in. 73.5 x 37.5 in. Framed ______________ Exploring the identity of both her namesake and country, LA-based America ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Dancing Bodies in a Dark Room, Nude Tones Diptych, Pale Pink Gray Organic Shapes
Located in Barcelona, ES
"Dancing Bodies in a Dark Room" is a hand-painted acrylic painting on high-quality 300g paper by artist Ryan Rivadeneyra. These painting, influenced by modernist artists of the 50's...
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2010s Modern Nude Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Ink, Sumi Ink, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Archival Paper

A bench - Contemporary Figurative Acrylic Painting, Abstraction, Polish art
Located in Warsaw, PL
MICHAL BAJSAROWICZ (born in 1963) He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, achieving his diploma in 1992 at the studio of prof. B. Wegner. His mainly works in painting, ...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"La Cagole", "The Extrovert", French Abstract Expressionist Oil on Board.
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 20th century abstract Expressionist oil on board by French artist Emmanuelle Bardet. Signed bottom right and dated 1995 and titled "La Cagole" to the reverse. The artist has inc...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Board

Nude Boy Bathing, early 20th Century French School - signed indistinctly
Located in Blackwater, GB
Nude Boy Bathing, early 20th Century French School - signed indistinctly Large early 20th Century French School portrait of a young boy preparing to bath himself, oil on canvas sig...
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19th Century Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Blue Mood 7, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
Original contemporary figurative acrylics painting on canvas, painted edges and ready to hang. Frame is optional. Colourful and textured painting made with layers of blue, purple, te...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Garden - Oil on canvas, Figurative realist painting, Polish art
Located in Warsaw, PL
ARTIST: MAREK OKRASSA. Born in 1975, he studied painting in the studio of professor M. Swieszewski and drawing in the studio of Maria Targonska. Okrassa was twice awarded a grant fro...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Accademic Study of Male Nude Soldier with Spear. XIX Century
Located in Firenze, IT
Drawing of the male nude. Late 19th century Drawing on lightly colored paper. In very good condition. The drawing depicts a standing young man posing for an academic study of the n...
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19th Century Academic Nude Paintings

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Reflection - Original Oil Painting, Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
An original oil painting on block canvas by the Artist James Shipton. Here James aims to capture the beauty and elegance of the female whilst capturing the human emotions. The pa...
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2010s Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil

La china
By Buckley MacGurrin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oil on canvas. Signed, titled, dated 1948. Framed size: 27 x 21 inches.
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1940s Art Deco Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Le chef d'oeuvre inconnu 2 - 21st Century, Male, Yellow, Blue, Contemporary Art
Located in Berlin, DE
Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu 2, 2022 acrylic on canvas 77 11/64 H x 53 5/32 W in. 196 H x 135 W cm The work "The Unknown Masterpiece 2" (a paraphrase of Balzac's novella – Le Chef d’oeu...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

In The Studio - Abstract Cubist Art Red Black Yellow White Green Blue Lilac
Located in Sofia, BG
"In the studio" is an cubist and abstract painting by the Armenian-Bulgarian artist Maestro Arshak Nersisyan. This painting is dedicated in 2013 to his beloved woman Nadya. About th...
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2010s Cubist Nude Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Zengeist (Mask)
Located in Long Island City, NY
Zengeist (Mask) John Hardy, American (1923–2014) Date: 1998 Oil on Wood, signed Size: 48 x 32 in. (121.92 x 81.28 cm) Reference: Bool 405
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1990s Contemporary Nude Paintings

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Oil, Wood

Seated Female Nude Portrait - British 1930's portrait oil painting Empire frame
By Harold Knight
Located in London, GB
This superb British nude portrait oil painting is attributed to the circle of Harold Knight. Painted circa 1930, it is a seated study of a nude woman in soft focus, arms raised to on...
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1930s Realist Nude Paintings

Materials

Adhesive, Oil

Shop Antique and Vintage Nude Paintings

Today, antique and vintage nude paintings are popular works of art to consider when decorating your home.

The nude as an artist’s subject gained prominence in ancient Greece, wherein male nudes were rendered equivalent to power and victory owing to the Greeks’ celebration of men in athletic events as well as in the worship of the gods who populate Greek mythology. Nude sculptures in Greece positioned men as warriors — strong, moral and fearless. The naked female figures featured in prehistoric art and the art of ancient civilizations, on the other hand, were symbols of fertility and procreation.

Italian painters of the 1400s looked to the magnificent nude sculptures of Greek and Roman art for inspiration. By the end of the century, drawing of undressed models was part of the common practice for these artists. When Christianity had spread through Europe, however, Christians condemned Renaissance nude paintings — most of which are considered famous nude paintings today — because they were erotic, exploring, in some cases, same-sex relationships as well as women’s sexual power. Censorship was the order of the day, except for religious-themed works, such as 1526’s iconic Adam and Eve, an oil painting made by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, one of more than 50 works made in his workshop based on the biblical story. Tuscan painter Daniele da Volterra was famously hired to paint fig leaves over the most exposed figures of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. While freedom of expression for artists has expanded significantly since then, prudish censorship persists when it comes to Renaissance nudity.

On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of authentic antique and vintage nude paintings, from works focused on the reliably reclining figures of Impressionist-style art to oil paintings created by contemporary artists who often work to reject the idealized human forms and unrealistic depictions of female nudes that preceded them. Additionally, find a primer on 1stDibs on how to arrange wall art as well as tips on creating salon-style gallery walls for presenting the wonderfully provocative nude paintings you’ve decided to bring into your home.

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