Rodin’sThinker. Da Vinci’sVitruvian Man. Pigalle’s controversial portrayal of the philosopher Voltaire. From its earliest days, art history is rife with representations of nude men. But while there is no shortage of studies of art celebrating the female form, the male nude has suffered from relative neglect. This book seeks to correct this imbalance with a collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs that challenge conceptions of the body and masculinity, many of which continue to have considerable cultural resonance today. Nude Mentakes readers on a fascinating tour of the male nude in art history, turning the focus on works from the Enlightenment to the present.…
Elisabeth Leopold is an Austrian art collector. With Rudolf Leopold, she cofounded the Leopold Museum and the Leopold Museum Private Foundation.