Human body

Sculpture, Femme Massaï, Roland Masson

Femme Massaï

Roland Masson

Sculpture - 54 x 10 x 10 cm Sculpture - 21.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$931

Sculpture, 85, Jérôme Mesnager

85

Jérôme Mesnager

Sculpture - 27 x 22.5 x 13 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 8.9 x 5.1 inch

$785

Painting, Venus, Françoise Danel

Venus

Françoise Danel

Painting - 120 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,682

Sculpture, Hubert & Bubu, Idan Zareski

Hubert & Bubu

Idan Zareski

Sculpture - 140 x 73 x 51 cm Sculpture - 55.1 x 28.7 x 20.1 inch

$56,728 $51,055

Painting, Alma mater (Porcelana), Salustiano

Alma mater (Porcelana)

Salustiano

Painting - 120 x 120 cm Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$60,540

Photography, Pulchrum foruM - Format M, Louis Blanc

Pulchrum foruM - Format M

Louis Blanc

Photography - 50 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,009

Photography, Under Water series, Jenny Owens

Under Water series

Jenny Owens

Photography - 36 x 48 cm Photography - 14.2 x 18.9 inch

$942

Painting, The light in my mind, Zhivko Mutafchiev

The light in my mind

Zhivko Mutafchiev

Painting - 85 x 85 x 2 cm Painting - 33.5 x 33.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,466

Sculpture, Figure 82, Philippe Olive

Figure 82

Philippe Olive

Sculpture - 82 x 10 x 18 cm Sculpture - 32.3 x 3.9 x 7.1 inch

$1,850

Painting, Soulmates, Spring serie, Olha Vlasova

Soulmates, Spring serie

Olha Vlasova

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,121

Fine Art Drawings, Etude, Franciszek Starowieyski

Etude

Franciszek Starowieyski

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 30 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

$673

Print, Skeleton Study, Insane 51

Skeleton Study

Insane 51

Print - 94 x 69 cm Print - 37 x 27.2 inch

$2,209

Painting, The space mission, Samuel Bloch

The space mission

Samuel Bloch

Painting - 100 x 80 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,345 $1,278

Painting, Rising I, Matteo Nannini

Rising I

Matteo Nannini

Painting - 35 x 90 x 4 cm Painting - 13.8 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

$2,466

Painting, Ébène et Mat, Alice Plantain

Ébène et Mat

Alice Plantain

Painting - 50 x 50 x 3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,242

Painting, Ziyad, Ahmed Art

Ziyad

Ahmed Art

Painting - 40 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$931

Painting, A quiet place, Gwendoline Le Ray

A quiet place

Gwendoline Le Ray

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 1 inch

$774

Sculpture, Donne V, Nando Kallweit

Donne V

Nando Kallweit

Sculpture - 26 x 19 x 7 cm Sculpture - 10.2 x 7.5 x 2.8 inch

$1,682

Painting, Tattoo (Réhaussé), Enki Bilal

Tattoo (Réhaussé)

Enki Bilal

Painting - 80 x 80 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

$6,615

Sculpture, Perché n° 1, Réjane LeChat

Perché n° 1

Réjane LeChat

Sculpture - 48 x 11.5 x 9 cm Sculpture - 18.9 x 4.5 x 3.5 inch

$1,345

Sculpture, Fragment Escultòric Petit Nº 9, Esteve Prat Paz

Fragment Escultòric Petit Nº 9

Esteve Prat Paz

Sculpture - 15 x 30 x 20 cm Sculpture - 5.9 x 11.8 x 7.9 inch

$336

Photography, Calabria, Cecilia Paredes

Calabria

Cecilia Paredes

Photography - 70 x 90 x 1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$12,500

Painting, Dancing, Frédérique Tristant

Dancing

Frédérique Tristant

Painting - 100 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,803

Sculpture, Hypofemme, Isabelle Litschig

Hypofemme

Isabelle Litschig

Sculpture - 40 x 10 x 10 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$3,700

Print, Jardin des délices, Corneille

Jardin des délices

Corneille

Print - 110 x 75 cm Print - 43.3 x 29.5 inch

$2,018

Painting, Isolation, Gaka Mira

Isolation

Gaka Mira

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,915

Sculpture, Be Real, Huang Yulong

Be Real

Huang Yulong

Sculpture - 35.6 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm Sculpture - 14 x 7 x 6 inch

$3,950

Painting, Blue Skull, Philippe Pasqua

Blue Skull

Philippe Pasqua

Painting - 195 x 159.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 76.8 x 62.8 x 0 inch

$16,817

Sculpture, N°204, Mario Dilitz

N°204

Mario Dilitz

Sculpture - 210 x 70 x 45 cm Sculpture - 82.7 x 27.6 x 17.7 inch

$82,962

Painting, Amour 01, Henry Escobar

Amour 01

Henry Escobar

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1 inch

$3,363

Print, Untitled II, Luis Caballero

Untitled II

Luis Caballero

Print - 38.1 x 27.2 x 0.3 cm Print - 15 x 10.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Sculpture, Invisible Patterns. Spiral. Ceramic Sculpture, Woman, Sve Gri

Invisible Patterns. Spiral. Ceramic Sculpture, Woman

Sve Gri

Sculpture - 29 x 35 x 6 cm Sculpture - 11.4 x 13.8 x 2.4 inch

$874

Fine Art Drawings, Entrainement sur la plage, Deauville, Adélaïde Leferme

Entrainement sur la plage, Deauville

Adélaïde Leferme

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 29.7 x 1.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.7 x 0.6 inch

$168

Fine Art Drawings, Flirt, Kristina Malashchenko

Flirt

Kristina Malashchenko

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 26 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 10.2 x 0 inch

$673

Painting, Graphic - Kalinov, Stavri Kalinov

Graphic - Kalinov

Stavri Kalinov

Painting - 73 x 53 x 0.5 cm Painting - 28.7 x 20.9 x 0.2 inch

$1,233

Painting, Lumenis 43, Tracey Adams

Lumenis 43

Tracey Adams

Painting - 61 x 61 cm Painting - 24 x 24 inch

$3,579

Print, Sans titre I - Série : Effacement de la trace, Daniel Mourre

Sans titre I - Série : Effacement de la trace

Daniel Mourre

Print - 59 x 44 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.2 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch

$504

Painting, Musical Symbiosis (1), Hildegarde Handsaeme

Musical Symbiosis (1)

Hildegarde Handsaeme

Painting - 100 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$4,260

Fine Art Drawings, Impossible behaviour-3, Galya Popova

Impossible behaviour-3

Galya Popova

Fine Art Drawings - 90 x 60 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$1,794

Sculpture, Fly in Blue, Florence Sartori

Fly in Blue

Florence Sartori

Sculpture - 16 x 22 x 12 cm Sculpture - 6.3 x 8.7 x 4.7 inch

$1,233

Painting, Feet Study, Jennifer DeGroot

Feet Study

Jennifer DeGroot

Painting - 31 x 61 x 4 cm Painting - 12.2 x 24 x 1.6 inch

$387

Photography, Close to nothing (Pink), Sophie Derrick

Close to nothing (Pink)

Sophie Derrick

Photography - 42 x 30 x 8 cm Photography - 16.5 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch

$1,591

Photography, Bas Résille, D-A Woisard

Bas Résille

D-A Woisard

Photography - 50 x 40 cm Photography - 19.7 x 15.7 inch

$897

Print, African Elephant, Ron English

African Elephant

Ron English

Print - 87 x 60.5 cm Print - 34.3 x 23.8 inch

$906

Photography, Senegal Sun, Clemente Vergara

Senegal Sun

Clemente Vergara

Photography - 70 x 50 cm Photography - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$549

Fine Art Drawings, L'Abeille - The Bee, Alex Konahin

L'Abeille - The Bee

Alex Konahin

Fine Art Drawings - 33 x 46 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$2,242

Painting, 50, Homek & Jerome Mesnager

50

Homek & Jerome Mesnager

Painting - 65 x 50 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,009

Print, Images de Pierres, Giuseppe Penone

Images de Pierres

Giuseppe Penone

Print - 111 x 40 cm Print - 43.7 x 15.7 inch

$4,484

Sculpture, Ailée, Lutfi Romhein

Ailée

Lutfi Romhein

Sculpture - 58 x 25 x 25 cm Sculpture - 22.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch

$3,363

Fine Art Drawings, Dessin 1, Roberto Matta

Dessin 1

Roberto Matta

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 65 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 25.6 inch

$8,969

Sculpture, Young One, Emmanuel Okoro

Young One

Emmanuel Okoro

Sculpture - 90 x 20 x 20 cm Sculpture - 35.4 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

$4,507

Photography, Oriflamme, Claude Lévêque

Oriflamme

Claude Lévêque

Photography - 30 x 30 x 1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch

$617

Print, Beach, Edmond Li Bellefroid

Beach

Edmond Li Bellefroid

Print - 45 x 45 cm Print - 17.7 x 17.7 inch

$146

Fine Art Drawings, Ecoute II, Bze Bzeland

Ecoute II

Bze Bzeland

Fine Art Drawings - 48.3 x 32.9 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19 x 13 x 0 inch

$224

Painting, 111 117, Florian Eymann

111 117

Florian Eymann

Painting - 66 x 54 x 2 cm Painting - 26 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch

$3,202

Fine Art Drawings, Poèmes insoumis, André Masson

Poèmes insoumis

André Masson

Fine Art Drawings - 31.5 x 25 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.4 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch

$1,682 $1,513

Fine Art Drawings, Élévation, Claude André Thibaud

Élévation

Claude André Thibaud

Fine Art Drawings - 22 x 36 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.7 x 14.2 x 0 inch

$682

Sculpture, Dancing petals, Jihyung Nam

Dancing petals

Jihyung Nam

Sculpture - 50 x 35 x 25 cm Sculpture - 19.7 x 13.8 x 9.8 inch

$1,691

Sculpture, Valise-Mémoire 1, Olivier Sultan

Valise-Mémoire 1

Olivier Sultan

Sculpture - 45 x 65 x 15 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 25.6 x 5.9 inch

$1,794

Photography, Untitled II, Sébastien Castillo

Untitled II

Sébastien Castillo

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$605

Painting, La Transmission, Alice Laverty

La Transmission

Alice Laverty

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,242

Sculpture, Petite alanguie bleue, Marie Fang

Petite alanguie bleue

Marie Fang

Sculpture - 14 x 25 x 10 cm Sculpture - 5.5 x 9.8 x 3.9 inch

$785

Photography, Bill T. Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe

Bill T. Jones

Robert Mapplethorpe

Photography - 50.2 x 40 x 0.3 cm Photography - 19.75 x 15.75 x 0.1 inch

$45,000

Photography, Bird walk, Adina Apostu

Bird walk

Adina Apostu

Photography - 80 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$656

Sculpture, Cowering Figure - Small, Annette Girke

Cowering Figure - Small

Annette Girke

Sculpture - 6 x 10 x 4 cm Sculpture - 2.4 x 3.9 x 1.6 inch

$1,536

Fine Art Drawings, Die Katia, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Die Katia

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 76 x 56 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 29.9 x 22 x 0 inch

$1,065 $959

Print, Bonheur Familial, Stratos

Bonheur Familial

Stratos

Print - 16 x 7 x 0.5 cm Print - 6.3 x 2.8 x 0.2 inch

$863

Sculpture, Horse, Gelitin

Horse

Gelitin

Sculpture - 132 x 60 x 100 cm Sculpture - 52 x 23.6 x 39.4 inch

$5,493

Sculpture, Camille, Christian Candelier

Camille

Christian Candelier

Sculpture - 39 x 11 x 21 cm Sculpture - 15.4 x 4.3 x 8.3 inch

$3,027

Print, Curl, Farhad Moshiri

Curl

Farhad Moshiri

Print - 70 x 50 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$404

Sculpture, Arlequin bleu, James Coignard

Arlequin bleu

James Coignard

Sculpture - 50 x 16 x 6 cm Sculpture - 19.7 x 6.3 x 2.4 inch

$5,157

Print, Life is a Veil, Kiki Kogelnik

Life is a Veil

Kiki Kogelnik

Print - 81.3 x 66 cm Print - 32 x 26 inch

$8,000

Photography, Neck Tattoo, Warwick Saint

Neck Tattoo

Warwick Saint

Photography - 78.7 x 63.5 cm Photography - 31 x 25 inch

$1,800

Painting, Matière première, Marie Labat

Matière première

Marie Labat

Painting - 89 x 59 x 0.2 cm Painting - 35 x 23.2 x 0.1 inch

$785

Painting, Le bruit du monde, Claire Bonnet-Masimbert

Le bruit du monde

Claire Bonnet-Masimbert

Painting - 80 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$1,794

Sculpture, Les Deux Mondes, David David

Les Deux Mondes

David David

Sculpture - 85 x 75 x 80 cm Sculpture - 33.5 x 29.5 x 31.5 inch

$9,529

Print, Nanda, Emilio Greco

Nanda

Emilio Greco

Print - 57 x 45 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.4 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,682

Painting, Hand 02, Eloy Morales

Hand 02

Eloy Morales

Painting - 20 x 20 x 2 cm Painting - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,794

Photography, Bolchoi XV, Gérard Uféras

Bolchoi XV

Gérard Uféras

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

$1,906

Print, Meditación, Sonia Alins

Meditación

Sonia Alins

Print - 43 x 43 x 0.2 cm Print - 16.9 x 16.9 x 0.1 inch

$140

Painting, Le corps souple de la belle, Herve Malcom Thomas

Le corps souple de la belle

Herve Malcom Thomas

Painting - 146 x 114 x 2 cm Painting - 57.5 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch

$2,466

Print, Girl in Doorway, George Segal

Girl in Doorway

George Segal

Print - 70.5 x 99 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.8 x 39 x 0 inch

$1,345

Painting, Insomnia, Judith Berry

Insomnia

Judith Berry

Painting - 30 x 30 x 3 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$1,400

Painting, Softsculpture 2, Henrik Jacob

Softsculpture 2

Henrik Jacob

Painting - 30 x 20 cm Painting - 11.8 x 7.9 inch

$1,345

Painting, Old man with dog 2011, Paolo Ambrosio

Old man with dog 2011

Paolo Ambrosio

Painting - 90 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 35.4 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$1,794

Fine Art Drawings, Encensé 2, Catherine Carrée

Encensé 2

Catherine Carrée

Fine Art Drawings - 50 x 40 x 0.2 cm Fine Art Drawings - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,009

Print, Sans titre, Pierre Dmitrienko

Sans titre

Pierre Dmitrienko

Print - 74.5 x 56 x 0.05 cm Print - 29.3 x 22 x 0 inch

$561

Sculpture, Joker 5 (1/6), Boshra Mustafa

Joker 5 (1/6)

Boshra Mustafa

Sculpture - 36 x 11 x 13 cm Sculpture - 14.2 x 4.3 x 5.1 inch

$1,500

Sculpture, Diva, Nathalie Camoin-Chanet

Diva

Nathalie Camoin-Chanet

Sculpture - 51 x 12 x 10 cm Sculpture - 20.1 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch

$4,709

Sculpture, La Danse, numérotée 7/8, Véronique Clanet

La Danse, numérotée 7/8

Véronique Clanet

Sculpture - 34 x 20 x 18 cm Sculpture - 13.4 x 7.9 x 7.1 inch

$3,924

Fine Art Drawings, Drum lights, Saverio Filioli Uranio

Drum lights

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24 cm Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 9.4 inch

$314

Painting, Rouge est la couleur du mystère 1, Jean-Charles Taillandier

Rouge est la couleur du mystère 1

Jean-Charles Taillandier

Painting - 50 x 34.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 13.6 inch

$493

Fine Art Drawings, Emmy et seneçon, Marie Labat

Emmy et seneçon

Marie Labat

Fine Art Drawings - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$538

Human body

'I wanted to conquer the world. But I also desperately wanted to understand human nature, and to know what was inside our bodies. To do this, I have spent whole night dissecting bodies, against the direct orders of the Pope. Nothing disgusts me. What I am looking for, truly, in all of my work and particularly in my painting, what I have looked for all my life, is to understand the mystery that is human nature' – from the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century.


At the time of writing these notes, da Vinci had already made greater understanding of the human body the primary objective of his investigations. Dissection and study were key to his development of a holistic knowledge of anatomy, which da Vinci believed was vital to the perfect rendering of the nude figures which he painted and drew.


Little by little, the traditional image of the human figure was uprooted and in its place new ways of interpreting the body developed. Contemporary artists relentlessly questioned the traditional codes of figure drawing, liberally reworking the representation of the body to create a new image that was dislocated, geometric, deformed and disfigured.


The body as an artistic subject is at once desired, fantasised, dreamt, transformed, deformed. For painters, photographers and sculptors alike the body represents a rite of passage in their artistic development. Many people say that they most appreciate the talents of an artists by way of their control over the complexity of the figure. For example, it's clear even in Matisse's later, more abstract collages that he had perfectly mastered the human form.


Representation of the body is fundamental to Western art: first and foremost because it suggests a representation of the self, and therefore affirms the artist's own existence and coexistence with the environment that surrounds them. At the beginning of art history, the only bodies represented were the gods, supernatural beings, and spirits who had taken on human form. The body, nude or clothed, is at once one of the most widely depicted and most deeply polemical subjects in Western art (think of the scandals provoked by Courbet's 'Origins of the World', or Renoir's 'Picnic on the Grass').


The body has always been the primary subject of an array of themes, and its history is rich and ancient. Initially, depiction of the body was closely linked to religion, where the Word became flesh in Genesis, but later in more secular times the arousal of the artist when faced with the body made for an equally popular theme. Latterly the notion of the body as an object of beauty was subverted by Cubism until depictions of bodies no longer bore any resemblance to reality or made any pretence of respecting the rules of proportion.


Finally, in modern art the body has taken on an abstract shape within space, becoming one with the environment. In some instances, the body has become the artist's own support, as with Klein's models. The body as an abstract concept is tangible in many different manifestations in art, even in pieces as unassuming as some of Rothko's paintings. It remains the subject of inexhaustible inspiration and eternal debate.

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