Botticelli's Venus is not a sex object. Titian — Venus of Urbino No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. Unclothed figures often also play a part in other types of art, such as history paintingincluding allegorical and religious artportraitureor the decorative arts. Dixon described it as teeming with " a certain adolescent sexual curiosity. The earliest Greek sculpturefrom the early Bronze Age Cycladic civilization consists mainly of stylized male figures who are presumably nude.
Japanese prints are one of the few non-western traditions that can be called nudes, but they are quite different.
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The Figuration of Scandal". However, in the United States nudity in art is a controversial subject when public funding and display in certain venues brings the work to the attention of the general public. The Renaissance ideal of female beauty did not include black women. Oil paint historically has been the ideal medium for depicting the nude. The Wave by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. We'd settle for 18th-century creepy.