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For the ancient Greeks, the human body was perfect. Explore this example of the mathematical source of ideal beauty.
Gold, glass, and marble dazzle the eye in this 6th-century church. High above us, Emperor Justinian presides.
His nudity references classical antiquity, but David embodies the ideals and concerns of 15th-century Florence.
What’s that dog yapping about? This mischievous woman throws caution—and her slipper—to the wind.
Where’s Goliath? David scans for his enemy. This colossal sculpture is itself a giant of 16th-century Renaissance art.
The female nude emerged as a genre in the Renaissance.
Kruger’s art is characterized by a visual wit sharpened in the trenches of the advertising world.
Explore the complex power dynamics of images of the female body in the Renaissance
Throughout Europe women’s relegation to the domestic sphere was rooted in Christian tradition that placed blame for humanity’s fall from grace upon Eve, the first woman.
In the distance, lightning strikes. What does it mean? Poetic and evocative, this painting invites interpretation.
The Conceptionists were founded for elite, pure-blooded Spanish women. This nun just took her vows.
A new, modern culture of shopping and ready-made clothes were part of women’s new urban mobility.