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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ludwig Koch (1866-1934) Zentaurenkampf - Centaur Fight, ca.1900

Last week I programmed an automatic bid on eBay Austria for a drawing I thought would be beyond my low bid but fortunately it worked out that I won the auction. I love Greek mythological characters, especially any half human - half animal characters in the Greek Pantheon of gods, like Pan and of course the Centaur. When I saw this magical drawing I was impressed with the skill of the artist. Ludwig Koch was primarily known as a horse and historical warfare painter. From 1883 to 1891 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and was a student of Siegmund L'Allemand and August Eisenmenger. He specialized in accounts of Austrian Military History. In 1891 he exhibited at Vienna's annual exhibition. His equestrian works are the largest portion of his genre paintings.

Caption: Fighting Centaurs

Artist: Ludwig Koch (1866-1934)

Material: Pen and Ink Drawing on paper

Dated: Undated, ca. 1900


Here are but a few examples of Koch's other works:


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