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

Friday, January 20, 2012

Artur Volkmann (1851-1941): Pen and Ink Drawing - Nude Men on Horseback , 1900

A seller on eBay Germany has posted this pen and ink drawing by Artur Volkmann (1851-1941). When I first pulled the eBay page up, I sat here scratching my head as what the subject matter might have been then I noticed the name of the artist. Volkmann is known for his male nudes and equestrian subject matter, his most famous (below) "Youth and Horse." He began his career under the tutelage of Ernst Julius Hahnel in sculpture at the Dresden Art academy from 1868 to 1873. A lot of his works involved harmonizing ideas of the ancient world and panentheism (God-is-in-everything). No doubt he was well rounded in drawing, the graphic arts, painting, and sculpture.


Samples of Volkmann's works:


Youth and Horse


Pan with goats

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