His emphasis on idealization points up an essential issue: Alice Neel painted nudes, including her own self-portrait, in the same straightforward style as clothed sitters,  being primarily concerned with color and emotional content. There is also a judgement of taste; the fine art nude being part of high culture rather than middle brow or low culture. Depictions of child nudity. Due to its durability, it is in sculpture that we see the full, nearly unbroken history of the nude from the Stone Age to the present.
Currently, artistic body paint is a accepted form of alternative art across entire world.
Venus by Lucas Cranach the Elder. His "stark and revealing paintings of friends and intimates, splayed nude in his studio, recast the art of portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art". Subsequently, eroticism became more emphatic in paintings such as Giorgione 's Sleeping Venus ca. Goya then painted another version, with clothes. Retrieved 10 November Response to Nudity in Art Education". The end of the twentieth century saw the rise of new media and approaches to art, although they began much earlier.