Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the 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, Michelangelo, Dürer, 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 J. Paul 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.
Generously supported by Jeffrey P. Cunard, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Mrs. Robert F. (Lois) Erburu, an anonymous donor in memory of Melvin R. Seiden, and the J. Paul Getty Museum Director’s Council. Additional support provided by Richard and Alison Crowell, Richard Deutsch and Graciela Fairclough, Alec and Kathy Wightman, and The Getty Patron Program. (taken from website)