Towards the end of the 19th century, a profound change took place in the conception of the nude.

A generation of young avant-garde artists intends to break with the academic traditions of the representation of the naked body: for their creation, they replace copies based on ancient statues and models in fixed poses by people (especially women) who are part of their personal environment.

Thereafter, the nude becomes an artistic category in its own right. The exhibition features works by Lovis Corinth, Albert Weisgerber, Max Slevogt, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas and Edward Steichen, among others, as well as Luxembourg artists Joseph Kutter, Jean Schaack and Corneille Lentz.