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Check out the nudes, dudes!

brunch Updated: Jul 20, 2013 17:08 IST
Amisha Chowbey
Amisha Chowbey
Hindustan Times
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Ever wondered cholikepeechekyahai? Here are your answers to that pertinent question. Doubts are a thing of the past! Oh, and there’s a nude dude too.



David: Michelangelo

Year: Between 1501 and 1504

Displayed: Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence

DavidMichelangelo sculpted a glorious David out of one block of Carrara marble. Standing at 17-feet tall, it is stunning. When the Grand Duke of Tuscany gifted a replica to Queen Victoria in 1857, she had a fig leaf cover his private part (alt. disco stick) to avoid red faces. Probably, only hers.



Olympia: Édouard Manet

Year: 1863

ManetDisplayed: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Manet gives us a peek into the room of a wealthy Parisian prostitute, loaded with gifts and a maid bringing in more. It disgusted the Emperor when displayed at the Salon. Sneaky men visiting with wives would hurry past it. Also, Manet died of syphilis at 51. Just

saying!



WomanWoman V: Willem de Kooning

Year: 1952 to 1953

Displayed: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Imagine a man with a paintbrush, attacking the canvas in a mad fit. Of a series of six works, Woman V is a half-ogre half-woman product of this sort of attack. This is advanced art, action painting by a so-called misogynist.



Gala nude/ Abraham Lincoln: Salvador Dali

Year: 1975

DaliDisplayed: Dali Theatre-Museum, Spain

With the view of Gala’s well formed behind, who’d believe Dali’s muse was in her 70s when this was painted? A master of illusions, the sexy back turns into Abraham Lincoln’s portrait, viewed from 20 metres.



Le Rêve: Pablo Picasso

Year: 1932

Private Collection

PabloIt’s Picasso’s way of saying that at the age of 50, he’s nailing this 22-year-old girl despite a wife and children back home. He immortalises the beauty of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, with his privates on display, casually strewn over and making up half her face.

From HT Brunch, July 21

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