Why is art full of naked people?

& other vital questions about art


An irreverent primer that asks tricky questions about what makes art art


ISBN: 9780500650806 Categories: ,

Susie Hodge


Artists ask questions when they make art – and viewers ask questions when they look at art. This gently provocative book provides an engaging way for young people to start asking and answering questions for themselves. Why is art full of naked people? is structured around 22 questions, each one tackled over two spreads. The opening spread explores the question and answer, inviting the reader to study a full-bleed image of an important artwork. The second spread shows a selection of work on the theme from across history, showing how art can run with an idea to hugely different ends. The tone of the text is fresh and informal but not flippant.

Additional information

Weight 538 g
Dimensions 19.4 x 26.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2016
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 19.4 x 26.5 cm
Weight 538 g


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Susie Hodge is an art historian, author, artist and journalist with more than 100 books to her name. She has an MA in the History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London, and is a Fellow of the RSA. She has twice been named the No. 1 art writer by the Independent.