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, January 8, 2011

Book Review: The Care of Bronze Sculpture


Title: The Care of Bronze Sculpture: Recommended Maintenance Programs
Author: Patrick V. Kipper
Publisher: Path Publications, Loveland Press, Loveland, Co. 2007 4th edition
ISBN: 0-9647269-1-2

With the obtaining of so many new bronzes into my collection of artworks, I thought it prudent that I research the care and feeding of the bronze to protect my investments. I found this little volume at my favorite bookstore online ( of course). Bronze, like any metal, is prone to disease and deterioration if neglected and not properly cared for, so I was pleased to find many secrets for the proper care and feeding of bronze (both indoor and outdoor bronzes) contained within this little book. I highly recommend this little volume for collectors who may lack the needed skills to maintain bronzes they may have added to their collection. I even ordered the requisite cans of Trewax brand paste wax to help with the protection of fine art bronze patina's and can attest to its great results. Questions about the care of bronze? Then take a look at this little volume. Highly recommended.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Figurative Works at the Chrysler Museum of Art: Paintings

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Boys Picking Grapes at Capri ...1906

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Study for Boys Picking Graped at Capri ... 1906

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Study for Boys Picking Grapes at Capri ...1906

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Study for Boys Picking Grapes at Capri ... 1906

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Study for Boys Picking Grapes at Capri ... 1906

Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734) Contest Between Apollo and Pan Judged By King Midas ... 1685-87

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Bather and Rocks 1860-66

Nicolas Regnier (1591-1667) St. Sebastian ..... ca 1620

Master of Lucretia (Flemish) The Fall of Man ... ca 1520

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) The Family

Marc-Gabriel Charles Gieyr (1806-1874) ... The Bath ..... 1868

Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944) The Fountain of Youth ...1924

Jehan-George Vibert (1840-1902) Daphnis and Chloe ... 1866

Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) Boy with Bow

Giovanni de Lutero ....called Dosso Dossi (1490-1542) Learned Man of Antiquity ..1540

Gaston de Latouche (1854-1913) The Anatomy Lesson

Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) Acis and Galateau ... 1833

Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) Saint Sebastian

Abraham Jannsens (1575-1632) St. Jerome

Figurative Works at the Chrysler Museum of Art: Works on Paper


Pietro Antonio Movelli ....Seated Angel

Pietro Antonio Movelli - Study for Resurrection of Our Lord...... undated

Anon..... Titans Fighting

Thomas Pollack Anshutz (1851-1912) Two boys By A Boat ... 1894

Susan Watkins (1875-1913) Three Academic Nude Studies (Above)

Anon...Sketch of a Nude Sunbather ... 1921

Raphael of Urbino ....Genesis 1773

Raffaelino da Reggio - 16th Century .. St. John the Baptist with the Lamb

Peter van der Borcht (1600-1633) Study for St. John

Anon. Nude Bathers ...

Lodovico Carracci (1555-1619) Father Tiber

Leyendecker Magazine Cover

L. Flameno ... Fishwoman Bathing Her Children ... 1881

Jan Muller (1571-1628) (Three prints - Rape of the Sabine Women)

Guercino .... Male Figure Holding a Violin ... 17th Cent.

Guercino (1591-1666) The Martyrdom of St. James .... 1627

Grace Hall ..... Academic Studies .... Late 1890's (above)

Glenna Latimer ... Seated Boy

Gaudenzio Marconi .... Albumen Print Male & Female Nudes ... 1870

Frans Floris (1519-1670) Hercules and Atlas

Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) Standing Female Nude

Clarence Hudson White (1871-1925) Photogravure Camera Work - July 1908 ..Nude Boy

Clarence Hudson White (1871-1925) Boys Wrestling ... Camera Work... July 1908

Biknell ... Nude Women Bathing

Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928) Watercolor of Nude Women

Alice Boughton (1865-1943) Camera Work ... 1909

Alfred George Stevens (1817-1875) Study of a Youth ... 1860-65