Nudes - the aesthetic representation of a naked or semi-naked person - has a long tradition in the visual arts. Throughout every epoch from the early period to the present, the nude has been a popular subject of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. Originally, the term "nude" referred to a graphic study of the human body. However, today it refers almost exclusively to the motif of the visual arts.
Works of naked bodies as a form of art in a significant amount are mainly found from antiquity onwards. Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans associated the naked body with beauty, strength and youth and carved athletes and warriors or gods in marble and stone. In Greece, from the 8th century BC onwards, there even emerged a prototypical form of representation of a statue depicting a naked young man, the so-called kouros. Numerous sculptures were created in the Mediterranean region according to this scheme. It is striking that the nude statues almost without exception show the bodies very beautifully and immaculately, which speaks for the widespread use of a very idealising and not very realistic design of the portraits.
Some important works of art history are nudes, for example, the statue of David by Michelangelo or "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin. Even some famous personalities of history immortalised themselves naked or half-naked in sculptures, for example, Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles the V.
In our online shop, you can find a diverse selection of representations and variations of this subject. The motifs are not only women's bodies but also those of men and couples. In this section, you can even find famous sculptures such as "The Kiss" by Auguste Rodin, "The Resting Girl" by Johann Gottfried Schadow or the "Venus de Milo". In addition to these classics, you can also purchase other nude sculptures - figurative bronze nude figures by current artists such as Bruno Bruni, Erwin Schinzel, or Roman Johann Strobl, but also abstract interpretations such as by Jana Linn, Christian Peschke or Marg Moll. As for the materials, you can choose between wood, bronze, bonded marble, bonded bronze, steel, or porcelain. The sizes range from a few centimetres to a height of about one metre so that you can find a suitable sculpture of a nude woman or man for every room and for every desk or shelf.