Nude Art Quotes
"The nude alone is well dressed."
- Auguste Rodin
"A nude which has little if any affiliation with exhibitionism, which expresses warmth and confidence and an actual story, which has little or nothing to do with contemporary angst or submissiveness or abuse or domination, would best be described as a 'who' and not a 'which' or 'what.' Sad to say that such a wondrous nude is today rarely visible, or even recognized, in the realm of the arts."
- Bernard Poulin
"To see you naked is to recall the Earth."
- Federico GarcAa Lorca (1899-1936), Spanish poet, playwright
"When an artist or student draws a nude figure with painstaking care, the result is drawing, and not emotion."
- Henri Matisse
"Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display.... The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress."
- John Berger (b. 1926), British critic
"When you draw a nude, sketch the whole figure and nicely fit the members to it and to each other. Even though you may only finish one portion of the drawing, just make certain that all the parts hang together, so that the study will be useful to you in the future."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"It is well to remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude woman, or some anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order."
- Maurice Denis
"He who does not master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture."
"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
- William Blake (1757-1827), English poet, painter, engraver