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List of illustrations

  • Night
  • Apollo Belvedere
  • Medici Venus (Venus pudica of the Cnidian type)
  • The Clothing of Adam and Eve, detail
  • The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
  • Adam and Eve
  • The Labors of Adam and Eve
  • Adam and Eve with Children
  • Early Man
  • Early Mankind
  • Adam
  • Columbus's First Voyage to the New World
  • Natives of Guinea
  • Battle of the Nudes
  • Standing Cup with Americans and Africans, detail of base
  • The Baths at Plombières (Balneum Plummer)
  • The Clothing of the Naked
  • Burial of the Wood, detail
  • Allegory of March, detail
  • Resurrection of the Boy on Piazza Santa Trinita, detail
  • Meeting and Departure of Betrothed Couple
  • The Tanners Guild
  • The Chain Map, detail
  • Leander Swimming Across the Hellespont
  • The Renunciation of Worldly Goods, detail
  • Dead Christ with Angels
  • Risen Christ
  • April, detail of the Palio di San Giorgio
  • Marital Bed
  • Smock
  • Allegory on Copulation (verso)
  • Flora
  • Marriage Chest with Female Nude
  • Venus and Mars
  • Sleeping Venus
  • Game of Civettino, detail
  • Wine Spirit
  • David with the Head of Goliath
  • David (from back)
  • Sacrifice of Isaac
  • Saint John in the Desert
  • Security, detail from Allegory of Good and Bad Government
  • Temperance
  • Hercules
  • David
  • Belvedere Torso
  • Three Graces
  • The Horse-Tamers (Dioscuri)
  • Horse-Tamers
  • Medal of Cecilia Gonzaga (reverse)
  • Medal of Leonello d'Este (reverse)
  • Phaeton Loggia
  • Three Graces
  • Spinario (Thorn-Puller)
  • Sacrifice of Isaac
  • Last Testament of Moses, detail
  • Baptism of Christ, detail
  • Figures in a Landscape: Two Nude Youths
  • Baptism of Christ
  • Virgin and Child
  • Madonna with Child
  • Holy Family, known as the Doni Tondo
  • Spinario (boy pulling a thorn from his foot)
  • The Battle of Cascina
  • Bather
  • Studies for Haman
  • Three Studies after a Near-Naked Model
  • Three Studies after a Near-Naked Model
  • Two Male Nudes, One in Position of Spinario
  • Standing Youth with Hands Behind His Back, and a Seated Youth Reading (recto), detail
  • Study of Man with One Arm Raised
  • A nude youth as St. John the Baptist
  • Portrait of a Young Man
  • Plate 99 from Animal Locomotion
  • Studies after Near-Naked Men
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Vitruvian Man
  • Birth of Venus
  • Fragments from I modi
  • Overall View of the Sistine Chapel
  • Drunkenness of Noah and surrounding ignudi
  • Creation of Adam
  • Triumph of Galatea
  • Venus of Urbino
  • Laura
  • Libyan Sibyl
  • Study for the Libyan Sibyl
  • La Fornarina
  • Study of the Figure of Venus
  • Simonetta Vespucci as Cleopatra
  • Reclining Female Nude in the Guise of Venus
  • Female Nude in the Guise of Venus
  • Portrait Drawing of a Young Woman
  • Prudence
  • Drawing of a Naked Woman in the Guise of Venus
  • Martyrdom of St. Agatha
  • Portrait of a Young Woman
  • Study of Naked Young Woman for the Entombment
  • The Miserable End of Signora Anzola
  • Young Woman at her Toilette
  • Venus Anadyomene
  • Woman in a Blue Dress (La Bella)
  • Woman in a Fur Coat
  • Wedding Feast of Cupid and Psyche
  • Rustic Banquet
  • The Pastoral Concert
  • The Tempest
  • Sacred and Profane Love
  • Kingdom of Pan
  • Nymph of the Fountain
  • Loggia of Psyche
  • Feast of the Gods
  • Feast of the Gods
  • Bacchanal of the Andrians
  • Worship of Venus
  • Bacchus and Ariadne
  • Federico Gonzaga, 1st Duke of Mantua
  • Jupiter and Io
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Who cares about the Italian Renaissance nude? A subject more redolent of an old-fashioned type of art history would be hard to find. For many people it may bring to mind those...
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To understand why the nude became such a privileged form in the visual arts from the Renaissance onward, it is necessary to explore what contemporary people understood by nakedness. As we shall see in the chapters that...
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On March 15, 1523 the Venetian humanist Girolamo Negri wrote to his friend, the art collector and writer Marcantonio Michiel, about the visit of the new Pope Adrian VI to the Belvedere gardens in Rome....
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Michelangelo’s study for the figure of Haman on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the most celebrated Renaissance drawings of a nude (fig. 3.1). This naked male figure hurls himself forward, his weight resting on his sketchily depicted right foot, his body...
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More than a hundred years come between Cennini’s dismissal of women as unworthy of study to form the “perfect body” and the famous text ascribed to Raphael about generating his image of Galatea (fig. 4.1) through an “Idea.” The two texts betray contrasting attitudes toward the artistic worth of female beauty that encapsulate a...
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Ranged around the walls of the Hall of Psyche in the Palazzo Te in Mantua, framing images of frolicking naked gods, goddesses, and nymphs, is an...
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Michelangelo’s Night (fig. 0.1) begged to be left sleeping rather than witness the corruption of the world around her.This loose...
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