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THE NUDE IN ART

“A painter who has the feel of breasts and buttocks is saved.”

- Auguste Renoir

“It’s not easy drawing women with only straight lines!”

- Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “THE NUDE” based on the works of famous artists throughout art history.
The pictures are available as limited edition fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

If there is one genre of art that seems to have played a greater role than any other, it is the nude.
For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways.
From the ideal to the real, the Romantic to the Surrealist, there has been almost no end of works devoted to the unclothed human body.

The English language, with its elaborate generosity, distinguishes between the naked and the nude. To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. The word ‘nude’ on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone. … In fact, the word was forced into our vocabulary by critics of the early 18th century to persuade the artless islanders that, in countries where painting and sculpture were practiced and valued … the naked human body was the central subject of art.

Rubens did for the female nude what Michelangelo had done for the male. He realised so fully its expressive possibilities that, for the next century, all those that were not slaves of academism, inherited his vision of the body as pearly and plump. Round the Venuses or Dianas of the Fontainebleau School hangs a smell of stylish erotism, impossible, like all smells, to describe, but strong as ambergris or musk. One reason is that a trace of Gothicism, with all that it implies of seductive guesswork, persists in their proportions. Up to the time of le Moyne or even Houdon, the bodies of French goddesses retain the small breasts, long tapering limbs, and slightly accented stomachs of the sixteenth century. To this tradition of quasi-Gothic elegance certain painters of the dix-huitieme, Watteau above all, added Rubens’ feeling for the colour and texture of skin. No other painter has had a more sensitive eye for texture than Watteau, and the rarity of his nudes may even reflect a kind of shyness born of too tremulous desire which the spectacle of the living surface aroused in him. Perhaps the very unfrigid statues in his parks are telling us that he could only contain his excitement when the body was supposed to be of stone.

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the-nude-rubens-venus-bob-kessel
THE NUDE: RUBENS VENUS by Bob Kessel

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nu-couche-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: NU COUCHE by Bob Kessel

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AKT-MIT-KATZE-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: AKT MIT KATZE by Bob Kessel

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klimt-watersnakes-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: WATER SNAKES by Bob Kessel

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the-nude-bath-girl-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BATH GIRL by Bob Kessel

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brucke-zwei-frauen-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: ZWEI FRAUEN by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-IN-REPOSE-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: STRIPED SHEETS by Bob Kessel

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PAINTING-AVEC-MODELE-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: AVEC MODELE by Bob Kessel
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nude-femme-penchee-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: FEMME PENCHEE by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-SUNSPOTS-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: SUNSPOTS by Bob Kessel

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silver-starlet-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: SILVER STARLET by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-FOLDED-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: TAN LINES by Bob Kessel

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diamond-ukiyo-e-awabi-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: AWABI by Bob Kessel

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nude-black-hair-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BLACK HAIR by Bob Kessel

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nude-pink-odalisque-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: PINK ODALISQUE by Bob Kessel

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nude-in-artist-studio-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: IN ARTIST STUDIO by Bob Kessel

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interior-ipad-rug-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: WITH IPAD by Bob Kessel

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thenude-doorway-girl-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: DOORWAY GIRL by Bob Kessel

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LE-REPOS-DU-MODELE-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: LE REPOS DU MODELE by Bob Kessel

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nude-repose-diamond-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: IN REPOSE by Bob Kessel

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nude-frauen-akt-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: FRAUEN AKT by Bob Kessel

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diamond-brucke-nackte-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BRUCKE NACKTE  by Bob Kessel

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less-is-moore-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: LESS IS MOORE by Bob Kessel

moore-is-less-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: MOORE IS LESS by Bob Kessel

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diamond-chevelure-pink-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: CHEVELURE by Bob Kessel

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nude-puvis-lady-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: ALA PUVIS by Bob Kessel

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nude-back-and-blue-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BACK AND BLUE by Bob Kessel

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odalisque-1914-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: ODALISQUE 1914 by Bob Kessel

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nude-turban-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: TURBAN by Bob Kessel

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kirchner-bare-back-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BARE BACK by Bob Kessel

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kirchner-2-nudes-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: 2 NUDES by Bob Kessel

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brucke-am-strand-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: AM STRAND by Bob Kessel

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klimt-to-my-critics-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: TO MY CRITICS by Bob Kessel

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painting-of-nude-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: PAINTING OF NUDE IN STUDIO by Bob Kessel

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nudemonet

THE NUDE: WITH MONET PAINTING by Bob Kessel

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nude-shoulder-bob-kessel
THE NUDE: SHOULDER by Bob Kessel

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nude-pink-girl-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: PINK by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-JEANS-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: JEANS by Bob Kessel

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diamond-degas-orange-bather-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BATHER ORANGE  by Bob Kessel

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diamond-degas-bather-back-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BATHER BACK by Bob Kessel

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diamond-degas-soap-bather-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BATHER SOAP by Bob Kessel

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nude-longhair-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: LONG HAIR by Bob Kessel

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nude-doorway-bob-kessel
THE NUDE: IN DOORWAY by Bob Kessel

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nude-draped-bob-kessel
THE NUDE: DRAPED by Bob Kessel

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nude-hindoue-bob-kessel
THE NUDE: HINDOUE by Bob Kessel

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nude-modeling-bob-kesse
THE NUDE: MODELING by Bob Kessel

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nude-reflection-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: REFLECTION by Bob Kessel

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womanatrest3-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: WOMAN AT REST by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-BLACK-BRA-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: BLACK BRA by Bob Kessel

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BODY-OF-A-GIRL2-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: BODY OF A GIRL by Bob Kessel

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bonnard-nude-in-tub-bob-kessel THE NUDE: IN THE TUB by Bob Kessel

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degas-girl-rev-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: DEGAS GIRL by Bob Kessel

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nude-torso-female-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: TORSO by Bob Kessel

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roys-girl-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: ROY’S GIRL by Bob Kessel

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TOMGIRL-TORSO-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: TOMGIRL TORSO by Bob Kessel

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diamond-MELS-GIRL-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: MEL’S GIRL by Bob Kessel

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interior-imac-bath-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: WITH IMAC by Bob Kessel

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cezanne-bathers-tree-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: BATHERS by Bob Kessel

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cezanne-bathers4-bob-kessel

THE NUDE: BAIGNEUSES by Bob Kessel

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brucke-zwei-nacktes-bob-kessel2THE NUDE: ZWEI NACKTES by Bob Kessel
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etude-de-nu-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: ETUDE DE NU by Bob Kessel

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diamond-NUDE-REST-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: AT REST by Bob Kessel

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nude-sketch-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: SKETCH by Bob Kessel

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diamond-nude-thinking-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: THINKING by Bob Kessel

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diamond-nude-torso-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: DIAMOND TORSO by Bob Kessel

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NUDE-IN-PANTIES-bob-kesselTHE NUDE: PANTIES by Bob Kessel

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