Nude Sculptures

Nude sculptures do exist since antiquity. Renowned artists of various epochs, such as August Rodin during Impressionism or Johann Gottfried Schadow during Classicism, have dedicated their work to the aesthetic depiction of unclothed men and women. The artfully designed nude figure is still a popular subject today.

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Nude Sculptures

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 can be mainly found from antiquity onwards. Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans associated the naked body with beauty, strength and youth, and carved athletes and warriors, and even gods in marble and stone. Starting from the 8th century BC, a prototypical form of representation for a statue depicting a naked young man, known as the "Kouros", developed in the Greek world. Numerous sculptures were created in the Mediterranean region following this scheme. It is striking that the nude statues almost without exception show the bodies as beautiful and flawless, indicating the widespread use of a very idealising and not very realistic design of the portraits.

Some important works of art history are nudes, such as 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 encompass not only female bodies but also male 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, as well as abstract interpretations by Jana Linn, Christian Peschke or Marg Moll. In terms of materials, you can choose between wood, bronze, bonded marble, bonded bronze, steel, or porcelain. The sizes range from a few centimetres to about a meter in height, allowing you to find a suitable sculpture of a nude woman or man for every room and every desk or shelf.