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Dans la peau, O Gringo

Dans la peau

O Gringo

Photography - 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch

$10,451

Marilyn new baby on the bed, A. Stella

Marilyn new baby on the bed

A. Stella

Photography - 7.9 x 12 x 0.4 inch

$3,061

Cultural Baggage, Lars Daniel

Cultural Baggage

Lars Daniel

Photography - 34.6 x 26 x 0.4 inch

$1,056

A Weak Road #1, Liu Tao

A Weak Road #1

Liu Tao

Photography - 15 x 22.8 x 0.8 inch

$1,583

Hang, Ren Hang

Hang

Ren Hang

Photography - 26.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$15,835

Acid Candy, Gum

Acid Candy

Gum

Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 inch

$264

Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Harper's Bazaar, Philippe Robert

Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Harper's Bazaar

Philippe Robert

Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 inch

$8,445

Le Maître et Marguerite, Lorieux

Le Maître et Marguerite

Lorieux

Photography - 61 x 46.5 x 0 inch

$14,779 $11,528

Figure Collection : Dark version, Leni Smoragdova

Figure Collection : Dark version

Leni Smoragdova

Photography - 31.5 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,270

Golfers - black and white photography, Allan Teger

Golfers - black and white photography

Allan Teger

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 inch

$1,583

Mathilde Lachal 01 - The Painters Project, Eric Ceccarini

Mathilde Lachal 01 - The Painters Project

Eric Ceccarini

Photography - 63 x 41.7 x 2 inch

$14,040

2015-07-01 at 01.01.33, Ant Pearce

2015-07-01 at 01.01.33

Ant Pearce

Photography - 33.1 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,583

Damsel with Purple Neck Piece, Mira Loew

Damsel with Purple Neck Piece

Mira Loew

Photography - 15 x 15 x 1 inch

$554

Room with a View, Poppy Faun

Room with a View

Poppy Faun

Photography - 23.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$544

Sin Título / Untitled (*3), Boris Hoppek

Sin Título / Untitled (*3)

Boris Hoppek

Photography - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$887

Corps Raccords série 1 - 1/7, Sarah Salazar

Corps Raccords série 1 - 1/7

Sarah Salazar

Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$436

My Favorite Dance - Série 7 #5, Agnès Godard

My Favorite Dance - Série 7 #5

Agnès Godard

Photography - 15.4 x 11.4 inch

$1,267

Nude 4 - underwater color photography, Aldara Ortega

Nude 4 - underwater color photography

Aldara Ortega

Photography - 29.9 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch

$4,434

Torso Project, Lia, Jacques Graf

Torso Project, Lia

Jacques Graf

Photography - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$950

Ascension, Zach

Ascension

Zach

Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 inch

$401

La natura nera - tatuaggio su genitale femminile, Valerio Cancellier

La natura nera - tatuaggio su genitale femminile

Valerio Cancellier

Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$929

Helena Christensen II, Michel Comte

Helena Christensen II

Michel Comte

Photography - 26.5 x 26.5 inch

$20,000

Lady en rose  Lady in pink, P. Berend

Lady en rose Lady in pink

P. Berend

Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$5,225

Underwater Nude 40, Ed Freeman

Underwater Nude 40

Ed Freeman

Photography - 18.9 x 15 x 0 inch

$623

'Homenajes' Portfolio, 11 Silver Gelatin Prints, Javier Vallhonrat

'Homenajes' Portfolio, 11 Silver Gelatin Prints

Javier Vallhonrat

Photography - 45 x 48 inch

$15,600

La honte, Sarkis

La honte

Sarkis

Photography - 4.7 x 8.3 inch

$475

Le marchand de sels d'argent, Olivier Rebufa

Le marchand de sels d'argent

Olivier Rebufa

Photography - 34.6 x 25.2 x 0.2 inch

$6,334

Hallmark hostage situation II, Carl Pascuzzi

Hallmark hostage situation II

Carl Pascuzzi

Photography - 12 x 18 x 0.1 inch

$739

Mirror, Liz Cohen

Mirror

Liz Cohen

Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

Price upon request

Marilyn in chenille, Bert Stern

Marilyn in chenille

Bert Stern

Photography - 18.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch

$2,629

No title (No 46), Suki Da

No title (No 46)

Suki Da

Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$456

Body Sculpture (17), Almin Zrno

Body Sculpture (17)

Almin Zrno

Photography - 27.6 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,217

Initiation d'une reine"Ayaba", Darios Tossou

Initiation d'une reine"Ayaba"

Darios Tossou

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.3 inch

$1,953

Body Sculpture (18), Almin Zrno

Body Sculpture (18)

Almin Zrno

Photography - 27.6 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,217

Body Sculpture (16), Almin Zrno

Body Sculpture (16)

Almin Zrno

Photography - 27.6 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch

$2,217

No title (No121), Suki Da

No title (No121)

Suki Da

Photography - 47.2 x 31.5 x 0 inch

$1,826

The rescue of el cid's daughters, David Carey

The rescue of el cid's daughters

David Carey

Photography - 20.1 x 15 inch

$264

Nude Photography for Sale

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.

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Why are so many artworks nude?

Depicting the nude human body in art is, for many artists, a way to express the beauty of the human form as well as sentiment and emotions. Representing nudes in art is an old tradition; the earliest known depiction of a nude figure, a small sculpture carved from a wooly mammoth tusk, dates back 35,000 years. 

Who is a famous nude photographer?

One of the most famous photographers who created nude images is Alfred Stieglitz, an American photographer whose career spanned the first half of the 20th century. Some of his most famous nude works are of his lover, famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

What are the earliest examples of nude photography?

Unlike paintings of nude figures, which fell under the artistic domain from the earliest examples, nude photography began to be used in the fields of science and education. Nude photography was then introduced into the art world as an alternative way of representing the human body.