The Renaissance Nude

The Getty Center. December 2018. Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these artists created lifelike, vibrant, and sensual representations of the human body. Featuring more than 100 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and others, this exhibition traces the nude’s gradual emergence over 130 years in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This exhibition has been organized by the Getty Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.