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 25, 2011

J. Mund (?): Venus and Cupid / (?) Schilling : Female Nude in the Dunes

Caption: Female Nude in Dunes
Artist: Schilling (?)
Material: Pastels on Paper
Dated: ca 1930-40

Yesterday and this morning I went to my favorite German Auction House and culled out some of the current figurative offerings. I will list a few of these individually (below and above) because of their uniqueness (to my eye) and the rest as a group. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find much biographical information on J. Mund and Schilling (?) but these artworks certainly caught my eye. The auction title on the painting (below) is listed in the description below the photograph but I suspect, based upon the subject matter, that it depicts "Venus and Cupid." A nicely done modern reinterpretation of a classic subject. The female nude above is in one of my favorite mediums: pastels. I love how beautifully flesh tones can be rendered in pastels.


Caption: Female Nude holding an Orange with Standing Nude Boy (Venus and Cupid?)
Artist: J. Mund
Material: Oils on Canvas
Dated: ca 1900

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