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, June 28, 2013

Late 19th Century Parisian Atelier: Seated Male Nude

One of my favorite sellers in Paris has listed this beautifully executed academic male nude on eBay France. It dates from the later 19th century and attributes it to the Parisian Atelier Adolph von Menzel. The color palette and brush work are truly impressive.

Unknown Artist - Vienna Academy: Line Drawing - Female Nude around 1919

I must apologize for being remiss in my posting lately but with summer here there is more work around here than I like to think about. I have a boat load of finds to post for you so please be patient. I was on my usual haunts this morning and this beautiful line drawing popped up and I just had to share it with you. It is unsigned and originates from the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule around 1919. It is a beautiful example of the skills coming out of the late 19th century European Academy.