The first teaching assignment Oskar Schlemmer received when he joined the Bauhaus in Weimar was to lead the Life Drawing class, which focused on representation of the nude. The latter were schematic representations of the body as lines and planes according to standard measurements and proportions. Schlemmer sought to impart to his students an appreciation for the figural representation of the body that accounted for its relation to space. This spatial relationship comprised abstract systems of lines and planes emphasizing the solidity and plasticity of the body.
Perhaps the history of the nude in art, which traditionally begins with the heroic male of Greek art of the classical period 6th - 5th century BCshould be pushed back to aroundBC.
By Radhika Sanghani. It was present in the ancient world, was a crucial part of religious depictions, and inseems to be valued just as highly as ever. Indeed, the ratio seems to be so unbalanced that one group of women has set up an organisation Guerilla Girls to expose sexism in the art world. Their goal is to stop objectification and divert the male gaze.
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