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Artistic nude photos make for thrilling decoration. Our nude prints embody the best in photo art! Explore our portfolio, and discover sensual nude art that combines seductive eroticism with artistic aesthetics.
DISCOVER THE HUMAN FORM: NUDE ART AT LUMAS
If a naked body is body deprived of clothes, a nude, by contrast, is the body disburdened of more metaphorical weights and shackles. The nude is the human body as a work of art. One of the most controversial, yet long-standing subjects, art nudes are much more than the male and female form – they represent the spectrum of human emotion and the deep symbolic language of the body. Both instantly relatable and intriguingly foreign, the fine art nudes in the LUMAS collection explore this intimate topic.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF NUDE ART
The nude is a central feature of Western art. A preoccupation of the ancient Greeks, and then on the decline during the Middle Ages, nude art underwent a revival with the Renaissance movement. Iconic works such as Michelangelo's “David” reintroduced the male form, whereas “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli revived the female figure.
Following these masterpieces, classically themed nude art remained a popular subject among artists until the end of the 19th century. Since then, contemporary art has moved toward representations free from classicism and idealization. Now the body is an open subject, often stark and revealing. Not limited to the representation of the male and female nude, nude art continues to push our notions of gender and identity.
The 20th century also saw the introduction of new media, like photography, in which the nude has figured heavily as a subject. At a time when it was claimed that photography couldn’t be considered a fine art, the earliest monochrome art nudes mimicked high-art forms, or alluded to classical that were popular in contemporary painting. However, as the century progressed, experimental nudes, often black and white photographs of women, became more widespread.
Fine art nudes in photography explore both the intimacy and universality of the body. At LUMAS, our photography portfolio includes iconic works by established artists as well as the cutting edge aesthetics of promising newcomers.
Nude Art Photography: Our Curated Collection
We believe art is for everyone. Owning a genuine, rare piece of art is an incredible experience. It is therefore our mission to share this feeling with the world. With over 3,000 works in our collection, it is the ideal place for those looking to explore fine art nudes throughout the decades. We also offer limited edition, hand-signed works by established names and talented up-and-coming photographers.
We make it easy to find the nude art you’re looking for. Simple, honest, and personal – that is what you can expect with nude photography from LUMAS. Our line of black and white nudes contains some of the most stunning nude black and white nude photos and portraits on the market.