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, August 18, 2012

Medalic Art - Early 20th Century


Ever since I bought my one example of Medalic Art a few months ago, I have added Medals to my search criteria when searching for academic nudes. I stumbled upon an Antiques dealer in South America of all places who specializes in Medalic Art and apparently from what I can gather has over a thousand in his collection. If you are interested in starting a collection of medals they are probably the most affordable kind of artwork you can collect. Most are under one hundred dollars or the equivalent and are quite portable. The French bronzes are probably the most prevalent and most beautiful. Here is just a sampling of his offerings: