The Nude: The Renaissance
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THE NUDE explores the sustaining significance of the nude figure in art and how different depictions of the nude figure have characterized civilizations. This episode explores the nude figure in religious art. Once seen to be sinful, dating back to the earliest depictions of Adam and Eve, ashamed of their nudity, the Renaissance brought about a time where the naked form was celebrated and idealized. Featuring the artwork of Michaelangelo, Boticelli, and Giotto.