Nudity in Russian art (PICS)

Russian artists didn’t lag behind recognized international masters in depicting nudity. And Soviet painters were not even shunned for their piquant canvases. 

Petr Sokolov. Adonis and Venus, 1782

Karl Bryullov. Italian Morning, 1823

Karl Bryullov. Bathsheba, 1832

Karl Bryullov. Mashkov’s portrait, 1836

Henryk Siemiradzki. The Girl or the Vase (The Presentation of the Slave), 1887

Konstantin Makovsky. The Judgment of Paris, 1889

Ilya Repin. Nude (Portrait of Natalia Nordman), 1901

Valentin Serov. Portrait of Ida Rubinstein, 1910

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. The Dream, 1910

Zinaida Serebryakova. The Bather, 1911

Mikhail Larionov. Venus, 1912

Zinaida Serebryakova. Bathhouse, 1913

Vladimir Tatlin. Model, 1913

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Youth (Kiss), 1913

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. Thirsty Warrior, 1915

Boris Kustodiev. The Beauty. 1915

Vitaly Tikhov. In a Banya, 1921

Boris Kustodiev. Russian Venus, 1926

Pyotr Konchalovsky. Hercules and Omphale, 1928

Konstantin Somov. Bathers in the Sun, 1930

Konstantin Somov. Summer morning, 1932

Alexander Deineka. Midday, 1932

Alexander Samokhvalov. After the Cross, 1934–1935

Konstantin Somov. Naked Young Man (B. Snezhkovsky), 1937

Arkady Plastov. Spring, 1954

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