Nude

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Book Shorts

Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

Best known as a portrait painter, the artist was also fascinated by plant life

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Censorship

Instagram censorship U-turn? Female nude posted by Palazzo Strozzi finally given greenlight

Museum officials say that the 1910 image by Russian artist Natalia Goncharova, on show at Tate Modern, was initially censored by the social media giant

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Renaissance

#Menudetoo: naked bodies in the Renaissance explored at the Royal Academy of Arts and in three new publications

Examining the many meanings—and inanities—ascribed to the unclothed human body in Western art

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat in love and in the nude: Newly revealed photographs of the artist art to go on display

A former girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is to exhibit works from her personal archive, including a series of black-and-white nude portraits of the artist, who died in 1988

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Books

Germaine Greer’s synopsis of pubescent males in art is flawed, but fun

Beautiful boys—now available for women, too

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Exhibitions

Porn maybe, but no prudery or prurience

This exhibition on the Victorian nude reveals our own obsession with sex

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Books

New in Books: High culture and no clothing

Nudes with Phaidon and Tate, painted ladies with HarperCollins and the National Portrait Gallery going abroad with Thames & Hudson, Ashgate, Lawrence King, the British Museum and Cambridge University Press