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, November 13, 2013

ARTHUR VOLKMANN, (1851-1941): Männliche Akte beim Schwimmen and Jüngling hinter Pferd stehend mit Reitergruppe

Eppli Auktionshalle, Germany, has recently listed these beautiful compositions titled Männliche Akte beim Schwimmen (Male nudes swimming) and Jüngling hinter Pferd stehend mit Reitergruppe (Young man standing behind horse with rider group) by Arthur Volkmann (1851-1941) in their current auction catalog. I would imagine the bidding will get hot and heavy very quickly on these two works. Volkmann was born in Leipzig and exhibited his love of art at an early age. Fortunately his parents supported his efforts and from 1868 to 1873 he studied sculpture under Ernst Julius Hahnel at the Dresden Art Academy. Later he studied under Albert Wolff in Berlin and was awarded a study scholarship in Rome. In Rome he fell under the influence of Hans von Marees who worked in complete isolation from cultural activities. The rest of his life he was influenced by the philosophy of Marees adherence to the techniques of combining architecture, painting, and sculpture. In 1911 he established a studio at the Stadel Institute at Frankfort.

Männliche Akte beim Schwimmen
Jüngling hinter Pferd stehend mit Reitergruppe

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