The story behind the painting is that Zeus was unable to judge which of the three goddesses; Aphrodite, Hera and Athena, was the fairest. Francisco de Goya's "The Nude Maja". The drinking here does not lead to chaos, but to beauty. There are lot of muscular men that are missing pants and women striking all sorts of wanton poses. Go to mobile site. Why did he have to be naked?
Today, this painting is only known through drawings and copies.
How absolutely crazy is that? See that man hidden in the bushes on the left side of the canvas? I have a research blog for putting out ideas and research more quickly than traditional publishing allows, and also to include thoughts, material and info that won't fit in an article or book. We're here to let you in on a pretty widely known secret about art history: Why is she naked? The girl, aided by the gods, wins out in the end and the pair are married—their wedding feast is depicted on a pair of fictive tapestries in the ceiling of the loggia. However, my last chapter does deal with the context for how images of mythological nudes start to become so popular.