Why the nude still shocks

BBC | Sam Rigby:

The nude has fascinated artists and viewers alike for centuries – even today it continues to be a subject that triggers debate and controversy. The unclothed human body is one of art’s greatest subjects. It has appeared in almost every major art movement from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to the political art of more recent times. Why does the nude continue to fascinate us? That’s the question posed by a new exhibition, Nude, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, which opened earlier this month… Read more

Image: Sir John Everett Millais, The Knight Errant (1870). Credit: Tate/Art Gallery of New South Wales