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, November 16, 2012

Auguste Leveque (1866-1921): Das Liebespaar

Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus, Dusseldorf, DE has just listed this beautiful composition by Auguste Leveque (1866-1921) in their current catalog. The composition, color pallet, and paint application just takes my breath away. A real gem.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sarah Flintzer: Die Unschuld (The Innocence)

Galerie Bassenge, Berlin-Grunewald, DE has listed this beautiful atmospheric painting titled "Die Unschuld" (Innocence) by the German painter Sarah Flintzer. She was the wife of Hugo Flintzer (1862-1917).Both she and her husband studied at the Weimar Art School. Unfortunately, there is little known about her history other than she and her husband collaborated during their careers. From 1881 to 1884 they studied at the Max Thedy Art Institute in Weimar. Unfortunately, today many of their works are missing. Hugo painted mostly atmospheric landscapes, well within the meaning of the Art Noveau movement. Stylistically her work is well within the tradition of Sascha Schneider, who taught at the Weimar Art School from 1904.