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Italy - up to 10th Century
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Italy - 11th to 14th Century
Giotto Maitani Nicolò Pisano




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Ghiberti Domenico Veneziano





After the fall of the Roman Empire, followed a long period in wich, in the arts, the representation of the naked body, and even more of sex, was almost forgotten. Even the Christ on the cross was often "dressed up" and often represented with a tunic covering all his body.
Italy - 15th Century
Masolino Donatello Masaccio Pier della Francesca Gozzoli Antonello da Messina Crivelli Marini
Foppa Matteo di Giovanni Mantegna Pollaiolo Andrea della Robbia Verrocchio Jacometto Veneziano Civitali
Benedetto Maiano Botticelli Signorelli Liberale Perugino Botticini Leonardo Bellini
Cima Antico Costa Murano Carpaccio Boltraffio Baccio Basaiti
Nicola Pisano Aspertini Michelangelo Della Porta Baleison Francia Anonymous A. Sansovino
Lombardo






It is only in late Middle ages, and mainly in Renaissance, that there is a "re-discovery" of the classical art (Greek and Roman) and of the beauty of the (male) human body. And also the re-discovery of sensuality. The characters of Adam, St. John, and St. Sebastian, often were represented as a way to depict the naked male body in a sensual way.
Italy - 16th Century
Garofalo Sodoma Dossi Lotto Tiziano Raimondi Peruzzi Da Sangallo
Cariani Raffaello Pordenone Romanino Zaganelli Del Piombo Beccafumi Del Sarto
J. Sansovino Ortolano Avelli Pitati Bandinelli Correggio Agostino Veneziano Anselmi
Giulio Romano Dente Pontormo Bacchiacca Rosso Fiorentino Caldara Master B of the Die Caraglio
Cellini Bronzino da Montelupo Del Barbiere Salviati Ammannati Vasari J. Tintoretto
C. Vecellio de Rossi Vittoria Veronese T. Zuccaro Mazza Segala Danti
Allori Macchietti Naldini Bandini Landini Chimenti Alberti Carracci
Caccini Cesi Stati Passignano Aspetti Cigoli D. Tintoretto Gentileschi
Arpino Bonone Caravaggio Procaccini Reni Anonymous P. Tacca Bordone
Santi Tempesta Zucchi F. Zuccaro Bandini


Explicit scenes representing the sexual act are rare until the 17th - 18th century, but a strong sensuality pervades the renewed arts of painting and sculpture. Also the homoerotic feeling is appearing more and more, even though often disguised in mithological scenes.
Italy - 17th Century
Albani Orbetto Caracciolo Saraceni Lanfranco Manfredi Carracci Antonio Susini
Bassetti Schayck Guercino Pietro da Cortona Crespi Bernini Algardi Sacchi
Manzoni Fancelli Giorgetti Falcone Cantarini Preti de Bellis Tacca
Giordano Baciccio Aquila Gabbiani Bellucci Brentana Ricci Giovannini
Creti Pellegrini Anonymous Schedoni Franceschini Dolci Genga Calandrucci
Nasini Parodi Guidobono Lauri Pieratti G.B.







Italy - 18th Century
Conca Tiepolo Gandolfi Canova Serangeli Villareale Anonymous Mattielli
Appiani Albacini Benvenuti




Italy - 19th Century
Bartolini Scaramuzza Fedi Dupre Chiuarzzi Madrassi Gemito Hohenstein
Renda Sartorio Cassioli Metlicovitz Mataloni De Martino De Karolis Magrini
Marchetti Anonymous 19th c. Tadolini Balbi Palagi Hayez Canonica Quadrelli
Sansebastiano Bienaimé Pellizza Forte Podesti Carnovali Grisari Mancini
Mancardi Micali Campestrini Rambelli Sangiorgio


Italy - 20th Century
Cipriani Dudovich Bocchi Drei De Chirico Varlese Martini Pomi
Notte Baglioni Gori Rosai De Pisis Papi Marini Brustolin Zaccarian
C. Levi Melani Cagli Annigoni Guttuso Innocenti Pasolini Attardi
Manfredi Gamboge Borsato Anonymous Codognato De Fiori Modigliani Sironi
Janni Pirandello Bellini Cavalli Ziveri Sassu del Boca Plazzotta
Testori Brignoli Pantaloni Volpi Pina


In the Fascist period there is a "revival" of the representation of male nude, mainly in sculpture. Unfortunately this aspect of the modern art, as it is linked to Fascist ideology, is not yet studied, known, documented enough.
Italy - Living artists
Donizetti Silombria Girotto Croce Bentivoglio Scannabue Bindella Lustig
Dell'Acqua Lasifer Mariani Platano Tolomelli Elfodiluce Lanteri Ceroli
Abate Bertocci Baruffaldi Gosparini Aiosa Durini Durini

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