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, May 25, 2010

Fanny von Jaksch - Austrian Artist

Caption: Male Nude
Artist: Fanny von Jaksch (?)
Medium: Copper intaglio print
Dated: 1919

Fanny von Jaksch (late 19th - Early 20th Century) was an Austrian female graphic artist who worked during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I have been able to find scant biographical information on her but the academic study in my collection is impressive. This is a copper intaglio print signed and dated 1919. I think the most impressive thing about this study is the way the model stares directly into the viewers eyes. Bold as brass and proud of that body. Most models are posed in a prescribed way, staring out into the great beyond but not this guy. He is in your face and challenging in his pose.

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