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, April 27, 2012

Robert Wessinger (1825-1894): Anatomical Studies - Mid-19th Century

Winterberg Auktion, Heidelberg, DE has listed two beautiful anatomical studies by the German artist Robert Wessinger (1825-1894). Robert Wessinger is a well listed German artist who was active during the mid to late 19th century. He started his training at the Munich Art Academy in 1847. He was also a member of the Wurttembergische Kunstverein in Rome from 1851-1852. He was later active in Stuttgart and Darmstadt. Observation and translation from brain to hand is the name of the game in studies like these. If you look carefully you can see the blue-green of the veins in the models arm, just under that delicate translucent skin. The German description by the auction house describes the work as "Oelstudie Uber Bleistift auf Leinwand" (Oil study over pencil on canvas).

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