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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christian Tuncia (1798-1868): Still Life Pencil Study - Early 19th Century


Obviously not a nude, but still worthy of praise and exhibition. I found this beautiful pencil on paper academic study (below) listed by an old friend on eBay Germany which dates from the early to mid 19th century. It is a beautiful example of draftsman, artistic observation, and down right tight control of that ornery gray scale that eludes most modern art students. I would love to see an academic nude by Tuncia. I will bet you a pretty that it would be a beaut. I did find two examples of his painting expertise (directly above).

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