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, January 22, 2012

And Now For A Little Something Completely Different: Genre and Figurative Works at Auction

The European auction season is just barely starting to pick up again and I thought I would treat you to some figurative, landscape, and genre scene gems I have come across. Some are just studies but most are competently finished works. If you have been following this blog for any length of time, then you know I am a sucker for fancy brushwork, comprehensive and accomplished use of color in paint application, and pure old fashioned competent, detailed draftsmanship. Well I think the below listed 19th century works at auction would qualify for some of these characteristics. I will readily admit I have always struggled with color and when I see a master hand at work I can just sit there for hours putting all the color pieces together, marveling at how just a dash and a swipe here and there can transcend mere paint on canvas into something alive. I might even "appropriate" a color palette for myself if I run across one I like. And, hang in there, I have some beautiful watercolors I want to throw at you next. Enjoy....

Peter Strahn ... Shepherd

Peter Strahn - Boy with Two Goats

Kunz Meyer-Walde - Untitled

Late 19th century oil on board, Portrait of a Nun

Hermann Angermeyer-Harburg (1876-1955) In The Studio

Otto Heinrich (1891-1967) Lastkahn unter Brucke

H Rogner (?) Knight on Horseback

Godard (?) Untitled Study

Georg Frederich Berlin (1868-1943) Portrait of a Boy

Eugen Felix Prosper Bracht-Morges (1842-1921) Italian Landscape

Unknown Artist, Young Woman, ca. 1900

Albert Sorkau (1874-1956)Miniature Symbolist Study for Apollon and Psychee

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