This portrait was once thought to be of Elisa Bonaparte — , a younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. However, the young woman has not yet been identified. At one time attributed to Jacques-Louis David, the portrait has been claimed to be both French and Italian — the hills in the background suggest that it may have been painted in Italy. Although the artist is not yet known, this is a finely painted portrait. The flowing lines of the neoclassical clothing, based upon a revival of Greco-Roman styles, and the clean outline of the woman, whose body is seen in profile, indicate that it was painted in the very early years of the nineteenth century. The portrait was left unfinished and has been painted over the outline of a seated male nude, which is perhaps the work of another artist and was possibly part of a larger composition that has been turned on its side.
Several artists refer to the female body as a masterpiece and an epitome of perfection. To convey their ideas about female beauty, a number of artistes have portrayed the female body in different types of arts. Some of these paintings have fetched millions of dollars through to exclusive art collectors. However, these great works can also be owned in an affordable price through reproductions by WahooArt. Here are the top ten nude paintings we hold in high regard and reproduce in the highest possible quality.
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The Venus of Urbino also known as Reclining Venus  is an oil painting by the Italian painter Titian , which seems to have been begun in or , and was perhaps completed in , but not sold until It depicts a nude young woman, traditionally identified with the goddess Venus , reclining on a couch or bed in the sumptuous surroundings of a Renaissance palace. It is now in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence. The figure's pose is based on the Dresden Venus , traditionally attributed to Giorgione but which Titian at least completed. In this depiction, Titian has domesticated Venus by moving her to an indoor setting, engaging her with the viewer, and making her sensuality explicit; some even believe the figure is engaging in masturbation. Devoid as it is of any classical or allegorical trappings — Venus displays none of the attributes of the goddess she is supposed to represent — the painting is sensual and unapologetically erotic.
It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art. The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence , Italy. Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli's other very large mythological painting, the Primavera , also in the Uffizi.