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

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

André Castaigne (1861-1929) : Troubadores - 1900

This morning I ran across this beautiful study by Andre Castaigne (1861-1929) listed on eBay France by Antiques de Laval. Obviously not a nude drawing but it does illustrate what all that classical 19th century Academic training could do for an artist of this caliber. Castaigne studied under Gerome and it shows in this beautiful figure study of children titled "Troubadores." Castaigne specialized in historical subject matter. His allegories, historical paintings (i.e. Alexander at the Temple in Memphis), biblical scenes, and portraits appeared regularily in the Paris Salon from 1885 to 1896.

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