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On View Events Tickets Shop. Collection Menu. Advanced Search. Exposed: The Victorian Nude. Didactics Press. The English Nude British artists took up the challenge of portraying the nude in the early Victorian era as part of a mission to formulate a national style of figure painting that would rival that of their Continental contemporaries. In this endeavor, they were supported by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who were enthusiastic patrons of the arts and whose collection included nude subjects.
Victorian Nude Paintings
Oil on canvas. Victorian attitudes to painting the nude were complex, and artists had to tread a careful line between acceptability and provocation. English painting lacked a tradition of tackling the nude — portraits, landscapes and still-lives being preferred in cooler Protestant climes. In the s, many British artists started to train on the continent, and imported a tradition of painting classical nudes in the manner of Ingres: flawless, sculptural, and unreal in their perfection.
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