The nude figure is a tradition in Western art , and has been used to express ideals of male and female beauty and other human qualities. It was a central preoccupation of Ancient Greek art , and after a semi-dormant period in the Middle Ages returned to a central position in Western art with the Renaissance. Athletes, dancers, and warriors are depicted to express human energy and life, and nudes in various poses may express basic or complex emotions such as pathos. Unclothed figures often also play a part in other types of art, such as history painting , including allegorical and religious art , portraiture , or the decorative arts. Nude female figures called Venus figurines are found in the art of the Upper Palaeolithic , and in historical times, similar images represent fertility deities.
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Since the Renaissance , the nude has remained an essential focus of Western art. Whether embracing or refashioning classical ideals , artists from the seventeenth century to the present have privileged the nude form and made it an endlessly compelling means of creative expression. In Baroque art , the continuing fascination with classical antiquity pressed artists to renew their approach to the nude and the antique tradition.