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, November 15, 2011

19th Century Continental Painter: Mother With Playing Children

Auctionshaus Michael Zeller, Lindau, DE. just listed this beautiful work in their current auction catalog. They list the title as "Motherhood - Mother with Two Playing Children," but the overall feel to my eye is a nontraditional "Madonna with Christ and St. John." That standing nude boy has that "Christ Child" look to his demeanor. One man's portrait is another man's stylized elephant, I guess. It is a beautifully executed work regardless the subject matter and applied title.

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