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Beautiful Photos of Contemporary Nudes in Classic Museums

We’ve featured the beautiful photography of German-born artist Karen Knorr before, and her Muses and Majas series recently caught our eye on Art Sponge. Knorr was commissioned to photograph two prestigious museums: the Louvre in Paris and Madrid’s Lázaro Galdiano Museum (the original home of the Spanish art collector). She set contemporary nudes amongst the museum galleries, playing off the historical context of surrounding sculptures and paintings representing the Virgin Mary and Aphrodite. Knorr’s subjects become part of the exhibit, captured in repose behind the velvet ropes where visitors are forbidden to venture. See more of Knorr’s beautiful, dreamlike photos in our gallery.

Photo credit: Karen Knorr

Photo credit: Karen Knorr

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