I imagine I have your attention now. The nude in art is, according to art historians, an almost exclusively Western phenomenon. Ancient Greeks made statues celebrating the physical perfection of their male athletes, but artistic nudes go back even further to prehistoric times, or so the “Willendorf Venus” would suggest.
For artists of my generation the gold standard for fantasy art is Frank Frazetta. When we were kids back in the 1970’s our introduction to fantasy and science fiction came via paperback books that we would find usually on the spinner racks in our local drug store. Edgar Rice Burroughs,