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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monogrammist "N.G." - Faun and Bacchants - Dated 1874


I just added this late 19th century drawing to my collection. It is signed "N.G." and dated 1874. It is most probably a drawing from the antique but still a whimsical work, one of my favorite subject matters.

Vratislav Nechleba (1885-1965): Academic Male Nude - 1905

Auktionshaus Michael Zeller, Lindau, DE has listed this beautifully executed male nude in their current auction catalog. Vratislav Nechleba (1885-1965) studied at the Prague Academy and took several study trips to Italy and Germany. From 1918 on he assumed a position as professor of art instruction at the Prague Academy. This beautiful work is signed and dated "1905."