19.10.2012 to 04.03.2013
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from 1800 to the present
Date: Oct 19, 2012 to Mar 4, 2013
Venue: LEOPOLD MUSEUM
Previous exhibitions on the theme of nudity have mostly been limited to female nudes. With the presentation \"nude men\" the Leopold Museum is showing a long overdue exhibition on the diverse and changing depictions of naked men from 1800 to the present.
Thanks to loans from all over Europe, the exhibition \"nude men\" will offer an unprecedented overview of the depiction of male nudes. Starting with the period of Enlightenment in the 18th century, the presentation will focus mainly on the time around 1800, on tendencies of Salon Art, as well as on art around 1900 and after 1945. At the same time, the exhibition will also feature important reference works from ancient Egypt, examples of Greek vase painting and works from the Renaissance. Spanning two centuries, the presentation will show different artistic approaches to the subject, competing ideas of the ideal male model as well as changes in the concept of beauty, body image and values.
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