Nude – Female Bodies By Female Artists
In its current exhibition, the Villa Schöningen is showing female bodies as seen through the eyes of artists from five centuries. Alongside landscapes, portraits and religious themes, the female nude is one of the most frequently depicted motifs in art history. From the Venus of Willendorf 25,000 years ago to contemporary performances, video installations and augmented reality applications, the naked body has fascinated artists throughout the centuries. Time and again, the treatment of nudity and Eros has also been an exploration of taboos and a fascinating indicator of the sense of time. Like a sensor of the constitution of freedom of a society or epoch, nudes have left their mark on art history as Marion Fink and Volucap have just done with “Alena pudica”.
The exhibition is on view until October 1st 2019.