Leading art historian Tim Marlow presents a four-part series exploring the nude in art. This comprehensive and illuminating series charts the portrayal of the naked body throughout history from Classical times through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the Modern Era.
Marlow explores examples of the nude in the Modern period: Manet’s ‘Olympia’, Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’ and Bacon’s ‘Triptych’. Marlow explains how the 20th century changed perspective on the nude in art as emotional truth overcame physical realism. With the advent of photography and film, nothing seemed beyond the artists’ interest or capabilities.
Other episodes in this series:
1. The Classical
2. The Renaissance
3. The Enlightenment