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The difference between male and female nude art: Birth of Venus & David
Paintings and sculptures with no clothes are strangely common in the art in the Western part of the world. Nude is may seem completely natural when one considers how common the state of being nude is in every human life, from the day you are born to the bath, and even to the bedroom. In art, however, nude figures obviously relate very little to these modest conditions and instead replicate a very complicated set of proper ethics, philosophical concerns, and cultural traditions. Throughout the idea of Western art, the nude body was a specific focus of artistic modernization in the Renaissance and then later in academic tradition of the seventeenth century and even after then. I chose Western art because it has a central historical impact on European and on the American culture.
The history of the female nude body is diverse from the male nude body. “Michelangelo's sculpture of “David” was …show more content…
This was the first major modern work of Botticelli. It was believed that the painting was commissioned soon after being purchased in 1477 of the Villa di Castello, a country house just right outside of Florence, by Lorenzo and Giovanni, to decorate their new house, which they were at the time rebuilding. There is currently no record of the original commission, although the painting is first mentioned by Vasari, who had seen it together with the Primavera, at Castello. The painting stayed in Castello until 1815, until it was transported to the Uffizi. Then in 1919 it was again moved and kept in the Galleria dell'Accademia another government museum in Florence. The birth of Venus is a tempera on canvas. During the time of this painting, wood panels were common surfaces for painting, and they would continue being popular through the end of the