• € (EUR)
  • Need some help ?

Nude Photography

In the 1830s, Nièpce discovered how to print images onto metal plates. When he died in 1833, Louis Daguerre, followed by Francois Arago continued to develop his research, resulting in the invention of the daguerreotype which consisted of an image printed onto a silver plate when exposed to the light. Together they had invented photography.

Unlike paintings of nudes, which had long been considered an artistic discipline, nude photography was first used for scientific or educational purposes. Art schools often provided anatomy courses and photography became an increasingly popular means of representing the human body. In Orsay, photographs of nudes were found with squares traced onto the bodies in order to more carefully study their proportions and make them easier to reproduce through drawing.

At the beginning of the 20th century, magazines began to publish photographs of nudes. L'Etude Académique, for example, published nude photographs aimed at replacing life models in painting. When it first appeared, photography was not considered an art form; it remained anonymous and was thought of as a tool for artists to represent the human body. However, less scientific uses had been explored and a few years earlier, many erotic magazines had been published despite censorship.

The male nude, less widespread than the female nude, first appeared in photographs by Albert Londe, Thomas Eakins and Vincenzo Galdi, taken outdoors and capturing men as representations of young ephebes. In the 1930s and 1940s, photographers of the time, including Man Ray, Jean Ferrero and Gregor Arax, created more virile and sophisticated images.

Contemporary nudes take on many forms. One might expect them to be exclusively erotic but in reality, photographers approach the human body in a number of different ways. True to his style, Jeff Koons, chooses sexual provocation, creating pornographic scenes. Spencer Tunick brings together hundreds of naked participants to create striking images. As for Peter Joel Witkin, he explores the nude using the horrific and the bizarre. Among the masters of nude photography are Nan Goldin and her decadent photographs, Araki, specializing in black and white, Anders Petersen and his images of intimate scenes, as well as Robert Mapplethorpe with his minimalist and distinctive staging and composition.

In 1970, nude photography was fully accepted and there were even magazines specialized in the subject. Artsper features photographs by Bert Stern, Ren Hang, Eric Ceccarini, Maurice RenomaDani Olivier and Laetitia Lesaffre.

Read more
price,501:1000 facet,10503*Obras de los artistas más vendidos|icon-bestsellers*obras-de-los-artistas-mas-vendidos facet,10503*Oeuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Artworks by best-selling artists|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers facet,10503*Werke von Bestseller-Künstlern|icon-bestsellers*werke-von-kunstlern-bestseller facet,10503*Œuvres d’artistes best sellers|icon-bestsellers*bestsellers price,1001:5000 category,6*Peinture*peinture category,6*Painting*painting category,6*Gemälde*gemalde category,6*Pintura*pintura facet,10500*Oeuvres d'artistes émergents|icon-youngtalents*jeunes-talents facet,10500*Young Talents|icon-youngtalents*youngtalents facet,10500*Obras de artistas emergentes|icon-youngtalents*obras-de-artistas-emergentes facet,10500*Werke aufstrebender Künstler|icon-youngtalents*werke-von-jungen-kunstlern price,5001:10000 price,500 facet,8259*Nos recommandations|icon-recommendations*recommandations facet,8259*Our recommendations|icon-recommendations*recommendations facet,8259*Nuestras recomendaciones|icon-recommendations*nuestras-recomendaciones facet,8259*unsere Empfehlungen|icon-recommendations*unsere-empfehlungen facet,10497*Artworks by famous artists|icon-masterpieces*masterpieces facet,10497*Oeuvres d'artistes célèbres|icon-masterpieces*artistes-celebres facet,10497*Werke berühmter Künstler|icon-masterpieces*werke-beruhmter-kunstler facet,10497*Obras de artistas famosos|icon-masterpieces*obras-de-artistas-famosos facet,11991*Grands Maitres|icon-masterartists*grands-maitres facet,11991*​Master Artists|icon-masterartists*masterartists facet,11991*Maestros artistas|icon-masterartists*maestros-artistas facet,11991*Große Meister|icon-masterartists*grosse-meister facet,1629*Abstract*abstract facet,1629*Abstraite*abstraite facet,1629*abstrakt*abstrakt facet,1629*abstracto*abstracto category,5*Skulpturen*skulptur category,5*Sculpture*sculpture category,5*Escultura*escultura facet,11997*Neue bemerkenswerte Künstler|icon-new-remarquable-artists*neue-bemerkenswerte-kunstler facet,11997*​New \u0026 remarkable Artists|icon-new-remarquable-artists*new-remarquable-artists facet,11997*Nouveaux artistes à découvrir|icon-new-remarquable-artists*nouveaux-artistes-a-decouvrir facet,11997*Artistas nuevos y destacados|icon-new-remarquable-artists*artistas-nuevos-y-destacados facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*moyen facet,8274*Moyen (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*moyen facet,1635*Street art*street-art facet,1635*Straßenkunst*street-art facet,1635*arte callejero*arte-callejero facet,8277*Grand (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*grand category,9*Photographie*photographie category,9*Photography*photography category,9*Fotografien*fotografie category,9*Fotografía*fotografia facet,1686*Pop Art*pop-art facet,1686*Pop-Art*pop-art facet,1686*Arte pop*arte-pop facet,8277*Large (\u003c 200 x 200 cm)|large*large facet,8277*Large (\u003c 80 x 80 inch)|large*large facet,1671*Paysage*nature facet,1671*Landscape*nature facet,1671*Natur*natur facet,1671*Naturaleza*naturaleza facet,1644*Portrait*portrait facet,1644*Porträt*portrat facet,1644*Retrato*retrato facet,8301*Special Offers|icon-promotions*vergunstigte-werke facet,8301*Oeuvres en promotion|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Special offers|icon-promotions*promotions facet,8301*Trabajos en promoción|icon-promotions*trabajos-en-promocion facet,1641*Nus*nus facet,1641*Akt*akte facet,1641*Nude*nude facet,1641*desnudos*desnudos category,23*Zeichnungen*zeichnung category,23*Fine Art Drawings*drawing category,23*Dessin*dessin category,23*Dibujo*dibujo category,15*Print*print category,15*Drucke*editionen category,15*Edition*edition category,15*Edición*edicion facet,11697*Figurativ*figurativ facet,11697*Figurative*figurative facet,11697*Figuratif*figuratif facet,11697*Figurativo*figurativo facet,1830*Landscape|landscape*orientation-landscape facet,1830*Paysage|landscape*orientation-paysage facet,1830*Landschaft|landscape*orientation-landschaft facet,1830*Paisaje|landscape*orientation-paisaje facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 115 x 115 cm)|medium*medium facet,8274*Medium (\u003c 45 x 45 inch)|medium*medium facet,1827*Portrait|portrait*orientation-portrait facet,1827*Hochformat|portrait*orientation-portrat facet,1827*Retrato|portrait*orientation-retrato facet,1680*Animaux*animaux facet,1680*Tiere*tiere facet,1680*Animales*animales facet,1680*Animal*animal facet,1674*Scène de vie*scene-de-vie facet,1674*Alltagsszenen*alltagsszenen facet,1674*Everyday life*everyday-life facet,1674*Escena de la vida*escena-de-la-vida facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8280*Très grand (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*tres-grand facet,8271*Petit (\u003c 50 x 50 cm)|small*petit category,24*Design*design category,24*Diseño*diseno price,1000:501 price,50001 facet,1659*Floral*floral facet,1659*Flores*flores facet,1659*Flore*flore facet,1659*Flora*flora facet,12220*Artistes Français*artistes-francais facet,12220*French artists*french-artists facet,12220*Französisch Künstler*franzosisch-kunstler facet,12220*Artistas franceses*artistas-franceses facet,11634*Popkultur Straßenkünstler*popkultur-strassenkunstler facet,11634*Pop culture Street-artistes*pop-culture-street-artistes facet,11634*Cultura pop Street-artistas*cultura-pop-street-artistas facet,11634*Pop Culture Street Artists*pop-culture-street-artists facet,1668*Black and white*black-and-white facet,1668*Noir et blanc*noir-et-blanc facet,1668*Schwarz und weiß*schwarz-und-weiss facet,1668*Blanco y negro*blanco-y-negro facet,1632*Architecture*architecture facet,1632*Die Architektur*die-architektur facet,1632*Arquitectura*arquitectura facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 200 x 200 cm)|very-large*very-large facet,8280*Very large (\u003e 80 x 80 inch)|very-large*very-large facet,108*huile*huile facet,108*Öl*ol facet,108*oil*oil facet,108*al oleo*al-oleo facet,126*Acryl-*acryl facet,126*acrylique*acrylique facet,126*acrylic*acrylic facet,126*acrílico*acrilico facet,1650*Urban Landscape*urban-landscape facet,1650*Paysage urbain*paysage-urbain facet,1650*Städtische Landschaft*stadtische-landschaft facet,1650*Paisaje urbano*paisaje-urbano
Popular searches

Filters

Saved search

Your search is accessible from the favorites tab > My favorite searches

Unsaved search

A problem occurred

In just a few clicks, tell us your preferences and discover our recommended works for you

Suki Da, No title (No32), Photography

Suki Da

No title (No32), 2019
120 x 80 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€1,440

Adina Apostu, Enlighten, Photography

Adina Apostu

Enlighten, 2021
80 x 60 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€480

Sarah Salazar, Corps Raccords série 1 - 1/7, Photography

Sarah Salazar

Corps Raccords série 1 - 1/7, 2020
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Photography

€413

Christopher Bucklow, Anima 2 (Collector's Print), Photography

Christopher Bucklow

Anima 2 (Collector's Print), 2009
19.3 x 25.4 cm
Photography

€900

Massimo Attardi, Untitled ( red woman), Photography

Massimo Attardi

Untitled ( red woman), 2005
100 x 130 x 2 cm
Photography

€8,000 €6,800

Ren Hang, 2012, Photography

Ren Hang

2012, 2012
27 x 40 x 2 cm
Photography

€4,500

Helmut Newton, In my appartment, Paris 1978, Photography

Helmut Newton

In my appartment, Paris 1978, 1980
41 x 27 cm
Photography

€890

Stefano Brunesci, Frustration, Photography

Stefano Brunesci

Frustration, 2013
28 x 18.6 cm
Photography

€450

Our recommendations Nicolas Dubreuille, Eléa, Photography

Nicolas Dubreuille

Eléa, 2018
60 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€2,150

Silke Seybold, Chemical Lab, Photography

Silke Seybold

Chemical Lab, 2012
50 x 50 cm
Photography

€1,000

Our recommendations Dana Winkelman, Crucifixion, Photography

Dana Winkelman

Crucifixion, 2017
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€800

Our recommendations Julia Buruleva, Sand&Sugar 01, Photography

Julia Buruleva

Sand&Sugar 01, 2021
100 x 67 x 1 cm
Photography

€2,200

Olivier Lelong, Medical Whore, Photography

Olivier Lelong

Medical Whore, 2013
90 x 60 x 2 cm
Photography

€1,200

Allan Teger, Two horses - black and white miniature photography, Photography

Allan Teger

Two horses - black and white miniature photography, 2017
60 x 90 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,500

Douglas Ross, The Plainness of the Pre-Baroque, Photography

Douglas Ross

The Plainness of the Pre-Baroque, 2016
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Photography

€800

Koji Kasatani, Life 2, Photography

Koji Kasatani

Life 2, 2019
45 x 47 x 3 cm
Photography

€2,200

Dwayne Martin, Blind Faith, Photography

Dwayne Martin

Blind Faith, 2019
45.7 x 40.6 cm
Photography

€800

Jeff Tinard, Life was awful, Photography

Jeff Tinard

Life was awful, 2021
30 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€400

Leni Smoragdova, Figure Collection : Dark version, Photography

Leni Smoragdova

Figure Collection : Dark version, 2020
100.1 x 59.9 x 1 cm
Photography

€2,150

Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Dans l'eau ref 042, Photography

Jean-Pierre Bourgeois

Dans l'eau ref 042, 1990
40 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€550

Marek Gardulski, Untitled, Photography

Marek Gardulski

Untitled, 1983
54 x 36 cm
Photography

€850

Mira Loew, Damsel with Purple Neck Piece, Photography

Mira Loew

Damsel with Purple Neck Piece, 2012
38.1 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm
Photography

€525

Meïdhy Bichon, Mouvements naturels 01, Photography

Meïdhy Bichon

Mouvements naturels 01, 2019
40 x 30 cm
Photography

€390

Ant Pearce, 2015-07-01 at 01.01.33, Photography

Ant Pearce

2015-07-01 at 01.01.33, 2015
84 x 60 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,500

Françoise Benomar, Envolée d'un soir, Photography

Françoise Benomar

Envolée d'un soir, 2020
40 x 60 cm
Photography

€1,300

Ed Freeman, Underwater Nude 40, Photography

Ed Freeman

Underwater Nude 40, 2019
48 x 38 x 0.01 cm
Photography

€590

Dasha & Mari, Madam Butterfly, Photography

Dasha & Mari

Madam Butterfly, 2017
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Photography

€950

Sylvain Schneider, Tabouret X, Photography

Sylvain Schneider

Tabouret X, 2021
64 x 48 x 0.5 cm
Photography

€800

Our recommendations Jean-Francois Lefranc, Nu horizontal, Photography

Jean-Francois Lefranc

Nu horizontal, 2006
40 x 50 cm
Photography

€950

Benjamin Skinner, Untitled 2, Photography

Benjamin Skinner

Untitled 2, 2015
90 x 63 x 1 cm
Photography

€900

Agnès Godard, My Favorite Dance, Photography

Agnès Godard

My Favorite Dance, 2015
58 x 44 cm
Photography

€1,400

Edouard Boyer, Désir 01/1975 - Vice 05/2008, Photography

Edouard Boyer

Désir 01/1975 - Vice 05/2008, 2015
58 x 73 x 3 cm
Photography

€2,800

Georges Levy, Salon, Photography

Georges Levy

Salon, 2010
50 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

€600

Zach, Ascension, Photography

Zach

Ascension, 2021
60 x 40 cm
Photography

€380

Our recommendations Juno Calypso, Sofa, Photography

Juno Calypso

Sofa, 2019
30 x 41 cm
Photography

€2,484

Our recommendations Willy Ronis, Le nu provençal, Photography

Willy Ronis

Le nu provençal, 1949
40 x 30 cm
Photography

€5,000

Our recommendations Ryszard Horowitz, La main, Photography

Ryszard Horowitz

La main, 1972
59 x 46 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€1,400

François Rouan, Notes de regards, Photography

François Rouan

Notes de regards, 2011
23 x 14.4 cm
Photography

€600

Gum, Acid Candy, Photography

Gum

Acid Candy, 2021
75 x 50 cm
Photography

€250

Poppy Faun, Room with a View, Photography

Poppy Faun

Room with a View, 2019
60 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€526

Sarkis, La honte, Photography

Sarkis

La honte, 2013
12 x 21 cm
Photography

€450

Majo Jurcik, Ordinary afternoon bw, Photography

Majo Jurcik

Ordinary afternoon bw, 2020
18.67 x 28 cm
Photography

€350

Edoardo Montaina, Paolina Borghese, Photography

Edoardo Montaina

Paolina Borghese, 2014
30.7 x 61.1 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€2,900

Plinio Martelli, Christmas, Photography

Plinio Martelli

Christmas, 2012
48 x 33 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€600

Francis Coffinet, La nuit triangulaire, Photography

Francis Coffinet

La nuit triangulaire, 2015
44 x 23 x 1 cm
Photography

€1,900

Ulrike Bolenz, Flukroute, Photography

Ulrike Bolenz

Flukroute, 2017
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Photography

€1,150

Luca Merendi, Tetas, Photography

Luca Merendi

Tetas, 2003
100 x 300 x 3 cm
Photography

€2,500 €2,125

Our recommendations Vlasta Gary, Revelantion, Photography

Vlasta Gary

Revelantion, 2017
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Photography

€4,140

Valerio Cancellier, La natura nera - tatuaggio su genitale femminile, Photography

Valerio Cancellier

La natura nera - tatuaggio su genitale femminile, 2020
30 x 40 x 2 cm
Photography

€880

Roger Rossell, EBD - Invocation 2, Photography

Roger Rossell

EBD - Invocation 2, 2018
40 x 27 cm
Photography

€1,500

Our recommendations Laurent Castellani, Courbes entre-mêlées, Photography

Laurent Castellani

Courbes entre-mêlées, 2022
100 x 70 x 0.01 cm
Photography

€10,500

Our recommendations Philippe Robert, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Harper's Bazaar, Photography

Philippe Robert

Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Harper's Bazaar, 1992
100 x 75 cm
Photography

€8,000

Our recommendations Yang Wang, Skyfall, Photography

Yang Wang

Skyfall, 2018
75 x 50 cm
Photography

€3,500

Alessandro Biancheri, Sans titre, Photography

Alessandro Biancheri

Sans titre, 2017
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€600

Bayol-Thémines, L'Attente, Photography

Bayol-Thémines

L'Attente, 1997
25 x 22 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€700

Manon Couse, CS1kong, Photography

Manon Couse

CS1kong, 2016
60 x 88 x 2 cm
Photography

€1,900

Lukas Dvorak, Indian Autumn 2, Photography

Lukas Dvorak

Indian Autumn 2, 2021
59.4 x 42 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€1,700

Our recommendations Angèle Essamba, Dialogue 2, Photography

Angèle Essamba

Dialogue 2, 2016
70 x 100 x 7 cm
Photography

€4,000 €2,800

Philippe Dutoit, Montreux Jazz Festival 1983, Photography

Philippe Dutoit

Montreux Jazz Festival 1983, 2016
40 x 30 cm
Photography

€1,000

Jacques Graf, Torso Project, Lia, Photography

Jacques Graf

Torso Project, Lia, 2018
60 x 50 x 0.4 cm
Photography

€900

Our recommendations Lorieux, Le Maître et Marguerite, Photography

Lorieux

Le Maître et Marguerite, 2008
155 x 118 x 0.1 cm
Photography

€14,000

Rodrigo Chapa, Carmine / Deep Grayish Olive, Photography

Rodrigo Chapa

Carmine / Deep Grayish Olive, 2019
111.8 x 147.3 x 2.5 cm
Photography

€4,822

Aldara Ortega, Nude 2 - underwater color photography, Photography

Aldara Ortega

Nude 2 - underwater color photography, 2016
115 x 76 x 1 cm
Photography

€4,200

Lee Sol, Another, Photography

Lee Sol

Another, 2016
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

€4,000

Àsìkò, Stolen Identities, Photography

Àsìkò

Stolen Identities, 2020
102 x 66 x 2 cm
Photography

€4,685

Melissa Coote, Back petit, Photography

Melissa Coote

Back petit, 2017
45 x 21 x 0.5 cm
Photography

€4,800

Cheraine Collette, Faith (Coloured), Photography

Cheraine Collette

Faith (Coloured), 2021
80 x 100 cm
Photography

€7,000

Douglas Kirkland, Romy Shneider, Photography

Douglas Kirkland

Romy Shneider, 1969
60 x 75 x 2 cm
Photography

€4,500

P. Berend, Nude Lady Stretching, Photography

P. Berend

Nude Lady Stretching, 1998
30 x 30 cm
Photography

€4,950

Miwa, Samsara, Photography

Miwa

Samsara, 2017
39 x 26 cm
Photography

€280

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Temporary Monument #1, Photography

Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich

Temporary Monument #1, 2016
153 x 57 x 3.9 cm
Photography

€29,000

Christophe Lopez Huici, Dîner Décadence, Photography

Christophe Lopez Huici

Dîner Décadence, 2005
122 x 164 x 3 cm
Photography

€6,500

Our recommendations Jan Koster, Neighbors Observed, Photography

Jan Koster

Neighbors Observed, 2002
40 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

€6,000

Discover the styles & movements
  • Discover the selection of our experts

Discover our personalized selection for you

See my personal selection
See my recommendations
Discover our thematic selections