Under the skin: 200 years of nudity in art in one afternoon

By Stephanie Convery

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
The retrospective of nudity in art contains everything from the prim to the pornographic but two works in particular stand out

Exhibitions collected by subject matter rather than era, style or artist bring something unexpected to the study of art.

In Nude: Art from the Tate, showing now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, you feel it keenly: there are more than 100 works in this collection, spanning more than two centuries, from Rodin’s marble masterwork The Kiss to the candid photographs of Cindy Sherman.

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