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-> ''"A nude never descends the stairs - a nude reclines."''
-->-- '''The Hanging Committee''' of the 1912 Salon des Indépendants exhibition in Paris, France


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* ''La Maja Desnuda'' (translated to English as ''The Nude Maja'') is an oil on canvas painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It portrays a nude woman reclining on a bed of pillows, and was probably commissioned by Manuel de Godoy, to hang in his private collection in a separate cabinet reserved for nude paintings. While the identity of the model is not known, it is often theorized that she is Josefa de Tudo, 1st Countess of Castillo Fiel, whom many believed to have been her mistress.

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* ''La ''[[Art/TheNudeMaja La Maja Desnuda'' Desnuda]]'' (translated to English as ''The Nude Maja'') is an oil on canvas painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It portrays a nude woman reclining on a bed of pillows, and was probably commissioned by Manuel de Godoy, to hang in his private collection in a separate cabinet reserved for nude paintings. While the identity of the model is not known, it is often theorized that she is Josefa de Tudo, 1st Countess of Castillo Fiel, whom many believed to have been her mistress.


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* ''Sleeping Venus'', alternatively known as ''Dresden Venus'', was painted by Italian Renaissance painter Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, and has [[TropeCodifier inspired a number of copycats]] from paintings by Girolamo da Treviso to Titian, Valesquez and Cabanel. It is the first known reclining nude in Western painting, and together with the Pastoral Concert (Louvre), another painting disputed between Giorgione and fellow painter Tiziano Vecelli, it established "the genre of erotic mythological pastoral", with female nudes in a landscape, accompanied in that case by clothed males. A single nude woman in any position was an unusual subject for a large painting at the time, although it was to become popular for centuries afterwards, as "the reclining female nude" became a distinctive feature of Venetian painting.

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* ''Sleeping Venus'', ''[[Art/SleepingVenusGiorgione Sleeping Venus]]'', alternatively known as ''Dresden Venus'', was painted by Italian Renaissance painter Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, and has [[TropeCodifier inspired a number of copycats]] from paintings by Girolamo da Treviso to Titian, Valesquez and Cabanel. It is the first known reclining nude in Western painting, and together with the Pastoral Concert (Louvre), another painting disputed between Giorgione and fellow painter Tiziano Vecelli, it established "the genre of erotic mythological pastoral", with female nudes in a landscape, accompanied in that case by clothed males. A single nude woman in any position was an unusual subject for a large painting at the time, although it was to become popular for centuries afterwards, as "the reclining female nude" became a distinctive feature of Venetian painting.


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* ''Odalisque'' by French painter Jules Joseph Lefebvre is a painting of an unnamed female model painted by behind.

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* ''Odalisque'' ''[[Art/Odalisque1874 Odalisque]]'' by French painter Jules Joseph Lefebvre is a painting of an unnamed female model painted by behind.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', "[[Recap/ColumboS03E04 Double Exposure]]": In Dr. Keppel's motivational film about advertising, there is a shot of a half-lying, half-sitting model in a bikini.


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* "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E10TheSpringfieldFiles The Springfield Files]]" of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': When Agent Mulder flashes his FBI badge, there is a picture of him posing as a Reclining Venus (half-sitting, half-lying) wearing only black underwear. As most male examples, it's played for laughs.


The implications of what is occurring in the image differs. Since admiration and idealization for the human form was common place in AncientGreece and AncientRome, Classicists and their post-Renaissance successors preferred showing off the human body as a means of capturing the human form and all of its anatomical splendor. However, since much of history's remembered artists are men, MaleGaze is most definitely involved, the staging either implying the women are ReadyForLovemaking or are simply [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex intimate enough with the artist that this would not be the first time they have been seen naked so causally]]. But make no mistake; ItsNotPornItsArt.

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The implications of what is occurring in the image differs. Since admiration and idealization for the human form was common place in AncientGreece UsefulNotes/AncientGreece and AncientRome, Classicists and their post-Renaissance successors preferred showing off the human body as a means of capturing the human form and all of its anatomical splendor. However, since much of history's remembered artists are men, MaleGaze is most definitely involved, the staging either implying the women are ReadyForLovemaking or are simply [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex intimate enough with the artist that this would not be the first time they have been seen naked so causally]]. But make no mistake; ItsNotPornItsArt.


The Reclining Venus -- alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]a Frenchified form of the Turkish word ''odalik'', "chambermaid"[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' -- would eventually become the official term for a recurring StockPose in Western Art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].

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The Reclining Venus -- alternatively Venus--alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]a Frenchified form of the Turkish word ''odalik'', "chambermaid"[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' -- would eventually become the official term for Nude''--is a recurring StockPose in Western Art art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].


The Reclining Venus -- alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]the French version of the Turkish word for "harem girl"; ''odalik''[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' -- would eventually become the official term for a recurring StockPose in Western Art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].

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The Reclining Venus -- alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]the French version ''odalisque''[[note]]a Frenchified form of the Turkish word for "harem girl"; ''odalik''[[/note]] ''odalik'', "chambermaid"[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' -- would eventually become the official term for a recurring StockPose in Western Art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].


* Parodied in [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/This_Year_Venuses_Again_%28Daumier%29.jpg 1864 cartoon]] where the viewers are being fed up with that year's oversaturation of nude women at the Salon de Paris.

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* Parodied in [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/This_Year_Venuses_Again_%28Daumier%29.jpg this 1864 cartoon]] where the viewers are being fed up with that year's oversaturation of nude women at the Salon de Paris.


-->'''Man:''' That's my momma! As nude as the day she was born!\\
'''Woman:''' Stop looking at my husband's buttocks!\\
'''Man:''' Stop looking at my ''momma!''

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-->'''Man:''' That's my momma! As nude as the day she was born!\\
'''Woman:''' Stop looking at my husband's buttocks!\\
'''Man:''' Stop looking at my ''momma!''
-->'''Woman:''' Couldn't you have painted some drawers on her?!

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* A background image in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' involving a pair of snake gunslingers had a painting of a [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics long-lashed python]] on the wall behind the bar.


The Reclining Venus - alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]the French version of the Turkish word for "harem girl"; ''odalik''[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' - would eventually become the official term for a recurring StockPose in Western Art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].

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The Reclining Venus - -- alternatively known as ''odalisque''[[note]]the French version of the Turkish word for "harem girl"; ''odalik''[[/note]] or simply the ''Reclining Nude'' - -- would eventually become the official term for a recurring StockPose in Western Art depicting a woman reclining against a bed or couch, often in [[PublicExposure differing states of undress]].






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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', this is discussed and taken UpToEleven as a comment on the foibles of the art and cultural world. The Royal Art Gallery has an impressive collection of female nudes, for instance, both in art and statuary, and it is noted that the carpet in front of them is worn down to the underlay by the sheer pressure of visiting crowds, who are unaccountably disinterested in landscapes or still lives that don't feature female nudes. A SnarkKnight notes that if it doesn't have a strategically placed urn or a length of gauze in the picture, it is therefore Pornography but if it does, it is elevated to Art. There is also an amateur art group, the Ankh-Morpork Fine Art Appreciation Society, who regularly attend classes to appreciate the female nude; some members even remember to sharpen their pencils or to dip the brush into the paint occassionally.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', this is discussed and taken UpToEleven as a comment on the foibles of the art and cultural world. The Royal Art Gallery has an impressive collection of female nudes, for instance, both in art and statuary, and it is noted that the carpet in front of them is worn down to the underlay by the sheer pressure of visiting crowds, who are unaccountably disinterested in landscapes or still lives that don't feature female nudes. A SnarkKnight notes that if it doesn't have a strategically placed urn or a length of gauze in the picture, it is therefore Pornography but if it does, it is elevated to Art. There is also an amateur art group, the Ankh-Morpork Fine Art Appreciation Society, who regularly attend classes to appreciate the female nude; some members even remember to sharpen their pencils or to dip the brush into the paint occassionally.occasionally.



* ''Series/StepByStep'', "What's Wrong with this Picture?": Dana is asked to pose for feminist abstract artist Jayne [=McNeil=]. Feeling honoured, Dana accepts. Jayne then asks her to pose nude. Convinced that the painting will be abstract and she won't be recognizable, Dana agrees. She later invites her family to the charity auction where the painting will be unveiled. Unbeknown to Dana, Jayne decided to switch to photo-realism. Dana, portrayed half sitting, half lying nude on a sofa, is ''very'' recognizable. The painting itself is only shown in an UnrevealAngle. See [[https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDlkZWQ2MjMtMmRjZi00ZDk0LWE5YjUtODNkMWJlMTlmZWU4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjI1MDAxMzI@._V1_.jpg here]].

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* ''Series/StepByStep'', "What's Wrong with this Picture?": Dana is asked to pose for feminist abstract artist Jayne [=McNeil=]. Feeling honoured, honored, Dana accepts. Jayne then asks her to pose nude. Convinced that the painting will be abstract and she won't be recognizable, Dana agrees. She later invites her family to the charity auction where the painting will be unveiled. Unbeknown Unbeknownst to Dana, Jayne decided to switch to photo-realism. Dana, portrayed half sitting, half lying nude on a sofa, is ''very'' recognizable. The painting itself is only shown in an UnrevealAngle. See [[https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZDlkZWQ2MjMtMmRjZi00ZDk0LWE5YjUtODNkMWJlMTlmZWU4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjI1MDAxMzI@._V1_.jpg here]].



-->'''Man:''' That's my momma! As nude as the day she was born!
-->'''Woman:''' Stop looking at my husband's buttocks!
-->'''Man:''' Stop looking at my ''momma!''

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-->'''Man:''' That's my momma! As nude as the day she was born!
-->'''Woman:'''
born!\\
'''Woman:'''
Stop looking at my husband's buttocks!
-->'''Man:'''
buttocks!\\
'''Man:'''
Stop looking at my ''momma!''



* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': {{Parodied|Trope}} with Helix's ([[TakeOurWordForIt mercifully offscreen]]) [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01274.htm topiary sculpture]] "Sam As A Reclining Nude". The Sam in question is a tentacular {{Starfish Alien|s}} whose body is practically a BrownNote to look at, and there's not enough BrainBleach on the planet to spare the viewers.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': {{Parodied|Trope}} with Helix's ([[TakeOurWordForIt mercifully offscreen]]) [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fc01274.htm topiary sculpture]] "Sam As A as a Reclining Nude". The Sam in question is a tentacular {{Starfish Alien|s}} whose body is practically a BrownNote to look at, and there's not enough BrainBleach on the planet to spare the viewers.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': Dr. Robotnik does this a few times - [[FanDisservice it goes about as well as you think!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': Dr. Robotnik does this a few times - -- [[FanDisservice it goes about as well as you think!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': Dr. Robotnik does this a few times - [[FanDisservice it goes about as well as you think!]]
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