The top 10 female nudes in art

From the ravishing Venus of Urbino, past Ingres’s sensual Odalisque, to the feminist riposte of the Guerrilla Girls, the female nude has inspired, enraptured and enraged.   Venus of Urbino by Titian (1536-38) No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, andContinue reading “The top 10 female nudes in art”

Pablo Picasso’s love affair with women

Mark Hudson looks at how the artist saw the women in his life – as either goddesses or doormats.   Weeping Woman (Dora), (60 х 49 cm, 23 ⅝ х 19 ¼ inches) is an oil on canvas painted by Pablo Picasso in France in 1937. Picasso was intrigued with the subject, and revisited theContinue reading “Pablo Picasso’s love affair with women”

500 years of Women in Western Art

For a list of the 90 portraits used in this video, visit http://www.maysstuff.com/womenid.htm