T&A Throughout Art History

You're on the internet. That means you're accustomed to a lot of T&A.

Here, on our classy arts and culture blog, we've brought the T&A to you in a very sophisticated way: with a top ten list of art history's greatest T&A ever.

You're so welcome.

1. Venus von Willendorf
Alright, we're really reaching back into history for this one. But if there's a statuette with penises for breasts, it's got to be included in this perverted post. This little darling was made sometime around 22,000 BCE. She was discovered in the early 20th century in Austria. Of course, due to her humungo boobs and intricately carved vagina, scholars believe her to be fertility symbol. We believe her to be kinda gross lookin'.

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Here's looking at you, kid.
Here's looking at you, kid.
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2. Venus of Urbino by Titian
Okay, so technically, this lacks the "A" part of the equation but it remains one of the all-time greatest nudes in Art History. Scholars and art historians have debated the meaning and intent of this work. While we may think it tame, if a naked lady was pawing at her nether-region and staring right at you, you'd probably get a little worked up. Now imagine if you lived in the mid-16th century, which is when this was painted. Scandalous.

3. Venus de Milo
We can't neglect the super-duper famous sculpture of this Venus made way back in 100 BCE so this topless honey makes our list. The ancient Greeks sculpted her luscious bosom to honor Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Then the Romans renamed her Venus. Now she's at the Louvre in Paris. You should know what she looks like (if not, click here). You have to admire her. After 2,000 years, her tatas are as perky as a 20-year-old's.

T&A Throughout Art History
Gentlemen, start your engines.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya

4. The Clothed/Nude Maja by Francisco Goya
One of our Art History professors told us a heartwarming story about the original owner of these paintings created in the early 19th century. Allegedly, the man had the clothed version on display always. The nude version was behind a curtain. And, when it was just the fellas in the house, he'd pull back the curtain and then they'd all talk about their boners or whatever dudes do when they look at porn together (why do guys do that, anyway?). God bless art history...and porn.

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Um . . .
http://www.spencertunick.com/artwork.html

5.Spencer Tunick
Wow. Just . . . wow. Tunick is a contemporary American artist who has traveled the world and convinced thousands of people to strip all the way down and pose for his massive installations. Just check his website. Can't look away, can you? While he definitely clocks in at the most T&A shown, there's also a lot of wang in his works so we couldn't really justify giving him a top spot.



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