Naked Portrait


This article is from 2007.

In contrast with the ‘nude’ figure in western art history, the naked portrait still manages to present a sometimes shocking and raw view of the sitter’s personality that reaches beyond their public façade. The exhibition presents work by Picasso, Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Tracey Emin and Jemima Stehli (pictured).

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, until Sun 2 Sep.

This article is from 2007.

The Naked Portrait

A major new bold and innovative exhibition exploring the many ways in which artists have drawn, painted, printed, sculpted and photographed the naked body. Bringing together around 200 examples from 1906 to the present day the collection includes works by well-known figures like Egon Schiele, Lucian Freud, Diane Arbus and…


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