QUIZ: The Nude in Art
5 February 2024
From the ancient stone carving of the Venus of Willendorf to the porn-lite works of Jeff Koons, the nude has always been with us. Is the nude a celebration of the beauty and universality of the human form? Or is it an erotic tool? Whether you like your nudes to symbolize fertility or nobility, let’s test your knowledge with our Nudes Quiz.
We’ll start with an easy one. This sensual female goddess rising from the sea is Venus. Still one of the most popular and reproduced images in the world, Venus has been painted or sculpted since antiquity. Who painted this version in 1485?