We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. Rumored to be a portrait of Goya's own mistress, this painting was commissioned for the private boudoir of a wealthy patron, hidden from the public eye. But when discovered, this erotically-charged masterpiece shocked audiences at the time and paved the way for the transgressive, boundary-pushing ethos of Modern Art. Show me one and I will paint one. This daring emphasis on reality paved the way for the Impressionists like Monet to see the world through their own eyes rather than attempt for perfect illusionism.
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Titian — Venus of Urbino No one has ever painted naked women as gorgeously as Titian did. His ravishing Venus is a lover laying her beauty bare, and the recipient of her optical largesse is anyone who happens to stand in front of this painting in the Uffizi gallery in Florence, Italy. Titian creates with mind-boggling skill the lavish presence of this nude: the rapture of her carnal glory. There's something divine about such beauty.
Subscribe On Youtube Over the years a lot of hot, nude women have graced the pages of Playboy. And as much as warm-blooded folks all like getting a peek at the Playmate—dreamed up by Hugh Hefner to be the girl next door, stripped bare for your convenience—nothing has the gawk factor of celebrity skin. Playboy launched in December with a celebrity on the cover and in the pages—Marilyn Monroe who didn't actually pose for the mag —but the magazine really didn't trade in famous nudity for its first couple of decades. The girls in Playboy usually had names like Phyllis and Melba, and though they were supreme beauties, they weren't famous outside of the brand.
Share on Facebook It seems like every famous woman on Earth has taken her clothes off in front of a camera at least one time. But there are some celebrities who showed their fanny back before it was cool that might just surprise you. Lauren Hutton When Lauren Hutton posed nude at 61 it was barely a story.