I wasn’t prepared for the incredible range and quality of work contained in The Renaissance Nude, the exhibition which the RA has organised jointly with the Getty.
Cima’s Saint Sebastian from the Musée des Beaux Arts in Strasbourg:-
Piero di Cosimo’s Satyr Mourning over a Nymph generously lent by the National Gallery:-
Perugino’s Apollo and Daphnis from the Louvre:-
Titian’s Venus Anadyomene from Edinburgh:-
It’s an amazing feast in different media from north and south of the Alps.