The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art is a free display in Gallery 29 at the Ashmolean Musuem available until 15 September 2019.
While the nude was not a traditional subject in Chinese art, it became a common theme in the early to the mid-twentieth century after being introduced to China by artists who studied internationally. Explore a selection of images of the naked human form as they appear in Chinese art from the 1930s to the present day.
Image: Drum Ensemble © Wilson Shieh, 2003
Drum Ensemble (c) Wilson Shieh, 2003
Li Kui Reciting Poetry With Difficulty (detail) – Yongyu Huang (b. 1924) EA1995.198
Figure No. 2, 2001 (detail) – Qu Leilei