"Manao Tupapau" by Paul Gauguin
In case your Tahitian is weak, the title translates as : “Spirit of the Dead Watching”. I suppose technically this probably doesn’t qualify as a nude but it does have nudity and that is good enough for me. I like a little story and intrigue with my nudes and this painting delivers. The spirit is watching, but is she watching over or haunting the young girl? And, was Gauguin her haunter or protector? My bet – the former. Tisk tisk Mr Gauguin.