Nude Paintings For Sale

Discover nude paintings for sale online at Rise Art. Our collection showcases art from some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today. Whether you’re searching for a monochrome painting of a reclining figure, or looking for an impasto piece ready to frame, Rise Art’s vast and ever-evolving collection of nude paintings ranges from sculptural oils to refined mixed media pieces and makes it easy for you to start collecting new art today.

Nude paintings by contemporary painters

Not sure where to start? Philip Tyler's paintings explore the intricacies and complexities of the human body, from the way we breath to the way we move. Focusing on the body as a whole, Tyler’s paintings respond to light and shadow through the angles and twists of the human form. Using colour to connote sensuality, and light to suggest mood, Tyler’s paintings present each figure as seemingly unaware yet beautifully composed.

Ta Byrne's paintings echo the stillness of sculptures whilst drawing on human intimacy and proximity. Byrne present the human body in a somewhat geometric way, whilst her style pays close attention to the contrast between light and shadow. Pieces such as Lovers in arms and Lovers Hugging distort the body to convey extreme intimacy and connection.

Richard Storey works with line and layering to depict motion in his nude paintings. Storey’s prolific use of line and dripping paint captures motion and creates depth. Often limiting his palette to no more than two colours, Storey focuses purely on the movement and mood of each figure he depicts.

A brief history of nude paintings

Nude paintings portray unclothed figures, laid bare to express the fundamental form and shape of a body. The representation of a naked figure allows for an in-depth and studied response to a body, without being compromised by clothing or any other external factor.

Dating back to Ancient Greece, the portrayal of a nude figure in art was originally used to convey beauty ideals. The nude was scrupulously studied by artists, mathematicians and sculptors to present the body in its most idealised form. Often exaggerated and somewhat unrealistic, at times the representation of the nude became a projection of idealised beauty, rather than a representation of a human body.

From this point on, the depiction of the nude, particularly the female nude, has remained a prominent theme throughout the course of art. From the work of Botticelli to that of Titian, the subject of Venus often assumed the nude form, and exemplified idealised female beauty standards.

With the late nineteenth and early twentieth century came the questioning of the nude, and the repositioning of figures in nude paintings. Led by the likes of Manet and Picasso, the female nude was no longer represented as an ethereal, untouched being, and instead real women were being considered and portrayed.

Since then, the importance of the idealised nude has diminished, and the function of the nude painting has become open-ended. Whether distorted, abstracted or simplified, when a nude figure is present in a painting, it still assumes the subject matter and central focus of the piece.

Find out more in our Guide to Nude Art.

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      Immie 1

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Immie 3

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Ellie's Back

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 70/mo

      Palette Girl

      Paintings - 120x90cmRent for $ 155/mo

      Lady Electra with Flower Apport & Ectoplasmic Structure

      Paintings - 180x145cmRent for $ 1,645/mo

      Diver

      Paintings - 13x11cmRent for $ 45/mo

      Alina

      Paintings - 140x110cm

      Standing Girl with Raised Hand

      Paintings - 120x80cmRent for $ 145/mo

      Catherine (Variant ii)

      Paintings - 16x16cmRent for $ 45/mo

      Milky (Lost My) Way

      Paintings - 99x99cmRent for $ 215/mo

      Ectoplasmic Structure with Flower Apport

      Paintings - 120x90cmRent for $ 685/mo

      Ruth in Yellow

      Paintings - 16x11cmRent for $ 45/mo

      Diana sitting

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Bent Nude

      Paintings - 100x70cmRent for $ 165/mo

      Lay, Leda, Lay, Yadda, Yadda, Yadda

      Paintings - 122x163cmRent for $ 355/mo

      Soaring Girls

      Paintings - 160x220cmRent for $ 720/mo

      release 20210521/

      Paintings - 17x23cm

      Diana under the skylight

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Reclining Nude

      Paintings - 99x140cmRent for $ 160/mo

      Triangles

      Paintings - 40x40cmRent for $ 81/mo

      Catherine (Variant iii)

      Paintings - 16x16cmRent for $ 45/mo

      Venus and Adonis (after Thulden)

      Paintings - 180x130cmRent for $ 450/mo

      Brown Nude

      Paintings - 44x32cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Seated Venus

      Paintings - 100x95cmRent for $ 96/mo

      The Baby

      Paintings - 90x80cmRent for $ 130/mo

      Summer Dream 2

      Paintings - 60x85cmRent for $ 115/mo

      Lyndsey's Coat

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 70/mo

      Vampire

      Paintings - 100x130cm

      Mark

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      We Crash Like Water 3

      Paintings - 89x46cmRent for $ 120/mo