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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Julius Vogel's 1925 " Kunstler Monographien: Otto Greiner" - Book Illustrations

The 1925 Artist Monograph by Julius Vogel on Otto Greiner arrived from Germany last week. I have scanned many of the illustrations of academic studies for you (below). What amazes me most about Greiner was his ability to inject such movement in basically a static nude pose. Every ripple of muscle and sinew was captured to perfection. He made it look like childsplay and you and I both know that that kind of skill and talent only comes around once in a lifetime. The book is written in that old style German script and for me is a bear to read so I just copied the description of each study along with the illustration. Enjoy.

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