"Nude Visions: 150 Years of Nude Photography" Opens at the Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig

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LEIPZIG.- LEIPZIG.- The representation of the unclothed human body has exuded a great fascination ever since time began. The exhibition Nude Visions invites visitors to embark on a journey through a collection of depictions of the human body spanning 150 years. More than 250 original photos, books and folders with studies from the nude will be on view, including masterpieces from each period: from photographs dating from the 19th century which seek their models in Classical Antiquity and the Renaissance, up to Surrealistic experiments and fashion and lifestyle photography. The exhibition illustrates changing ideals of beauty and moral perceptions, and reveals once again the constant attempt to balance between educational openness, titillation and curiosity. “Without any doubt, there is nothing which draws the attention of the observer to it so much as the naked human body“. This comment of the journalist and photographer Kurt Freytag in1909 is as true today as