Time and again, she appears in various states of undress: Venus, the goddess – whether she was painted by Botticelli and Cabanel or Cranach, Titian and Velázquez. And Eve, the seductress - she's also naked. Goya's Maja, Manet's Olympia, Klimt's Judith - they refer to Venus and Eve, the prototypes of the nude.
Albrecht Dürer depicted himself naked, Mapplethorpe's self-portrait is more explicit. Bettina Rheims questions gender attributions. Helmut Newton draws on centuries-old ideas: Eve and Venus are back.
All about the nude: In these books (almost) everyone's naked.