Nude is a genre, in which a naked model is the central element of the painting. Every artist creating a nude translates his own understanding of a human’s beauty on the canvas together with the ideals of other human qualities. A naked body is not just a physical representation of a human – it quite often reflects the philosophy and tastes of society. Because of the fact that usually talking about nudes we imply a naked woman, nudes are quite often associated with femininity, sensuality and maternity. And the thing is not that a man’s body cannot be beautiful, it is just that in comparison to a woman’s one it is less expressive. To get a better understanding of the motives of Russian painters for the choice of a nude theme it is useful to recallthe poetic image of a “nature’s mystery”. Woman is this mystery, the symbol of creation and harmony. Nudes occupy in the work of modern painters a position just as important as in the one of old masters. And today you can see nudes not only in museums but in private collections and as decorations of interiors of art connoisseursmore and more often. In ArtRussia Gallery you can always purchase nudes created by well-known Russian painters in any style and technique: oil or water-colours, ink or pencil.