The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie


Monday, April 20, 2015

Hermann Hanaczek (1873-?): Standing Male Nude - Circa Late 19th Century

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I was cruising my regular haunts this morning and found a very nice quality male nude by Hermann Hanaczek (1873-?). It was reasonably priced and I bought it for my collection. The Gallery also had another male nude but I could afford only one so I chose what I considered technically the best. Unfortunately there is scant biographical information on Hanaczek other than a notation I found that he was "active in NY."
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Here is the second drawing in the inventory:
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thomas Stindel (1887-1971): Death and the Maiden - Circa 1920

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A Gallery in Vienna has listed a pastel by the Austrian artist Thomas Stindel (1887-1971) which I thought I would share with you. Stindel was a winner of the Rome Prize and his talent shines through in this beautiful rendition of a Symbolist favorite subject, Death and the Maiden. The city of Vienna honored his talent with an honorary award in 1927. Enjoy.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Anonymous Late 19th Century Academic Study Of A Standing Male Model

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This nicely executed late 19th century study of a standing male model popped up on eBay France recently. Unfortunately, it is not signed. Enjoy.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Miscellaneous Academic Nudes - Unsigned & Anonymous - Various European Schools

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I had a few minutes today and I thought I would post some of the backlog of academic nudes I have managed to find on various sources on the net. They are all unsigned and originate from various European Art Schools from the mid to late 19th century. Enjoy.
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