[4] Nude


The Art of the Nude

Artists Explore the Human Form

John Wilson, Guest Curator

Newport Museum and Art Gallery
July - Sept 2008



  • An exhibition exploring the artistic genre of the nude.



  • News: the exhibition made sensationalist headlines in the UK daily press
  • BBC Radio Wales, The Newport Nude  (opens video) 


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Daily Mirror | 'Too rude' nude is exposed 60yrs on

Daily Mirror | 'Too rude' nude is exposed 60yrs on (hard copy here)| By Richard Smith 22/07/2008

"Defiantly naked and smoking a cigarette, she sees the light of day for the first time since she was covered up in a public scandal 61 years ago. | This painting of a mystery nude was put on display again yesterday by the council that paid £250 for it in 1947. | More than 20,000 people queued to see it then. But the erotic image was too rude for church leaders, who persuaded the council to put it away. |The Daily Mirror reported on December 31 1947: "A bishop objects to nude bought by town."