The representation of black bodies in Art History | Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude

It is rare to find nude black bodies featured in Western art before the mid-twentieth century; Mary Beard finds out why.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 4'43''
  • Broadcast year: 2020
Curriculum Connection
  • Art & Design

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Mary Beard's Shock of the Nude
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: 2