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

Monday, August 6, 2012

Robert Freisz (XX Cent.): General to Specific - Not The Other Way Around!

When I spotted this little drawing on eBay France this morning I got a little chuckle out of it. I am sure if you have ever taken an introductory drawing or painting class you have fond memories of the instructor walking around the room shouting: "General to specific, people! General to specific!" If my French is correct, then the young boy behind that drawing board must have gotten one of the model's central attributes a little more specific than the instructor called for. Apparently the model's male appendage impressed the young man so much that he got carried away with the resultant detail.

I couldn't find much biographical information on Robert Freisz (?) , but according to the listing he was active during the first half of the 20th century.

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