The Renaissance Nude
Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these artists created lifelike, vibrant, and sensual representations of the human body. Featuring more than 100 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, and others, this exhibition traces the nude’s gradual emergence over 130 years in Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
This exhibition includes Louvre loans:
The Fall of the Damned, 1468–69, Dieric Bouts, oil on panel.
Apollo and Daphnis, about 1495, Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), oil on poplar.
Combat Between Love and Chastity, 1503-5, Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), tempera on canvas.