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, December 23, 2011

Herman Moest (1868-1945) Oils Study: Female Nude in Landscape

Here's another little gem listed on eBay Austria. It is a quick study in oils on canvas of a female nude in landscape by the well listed German artist Herman Moest (1868-1945).

Monogrammist "GK" ..... Art Deco: The Sailboat

A seller on eBay Austria recently listed this nice little painting from the Art Deco era. It certainly has an heroic quality to it based upon the overall composition and genuine "nobility" of the two subjects. It is monogrammed "GK" and not fully signed, so the artist is lost to us. Still, it is a nicely executed figure study.

New Listings at La Portantina de Mattia Jona

Our friend at La Portantina di Matta Jona, Milan, Italy has posted some new works on his new aquisitions page (below). I thought I would share them with you this morning.

Unknown German Artist (Early 17th Century): Study for a Fountain - Three Male Nudes Strangling a Snake

Pelagio Palagi (1775-1860) Neoclassical Allegory Celebrating Napoleon