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, January 14, 2014

Arthur Brusenbach (1881-1957): Schlafender Männlicher Akt (Reclining Male Nude)

This morning when I started my usual rounds on the European eBay sites I came upon this beautiful male nude by Arthur Brusenbach (1881-1957). Since it had a "Grab-it-Now" feature on the auction, I did just that. So this beautiful composition will be making its way into my collection. I also pulled up some biographic information on the artist as follows:

"Arthur Brusenbach began his artistic career as a decoration painter for the theatres of the province Siebenbuergen (today part of Romania). He studied for two years at the Vienna School of Applied Arts and then at the Vienna Art Academy under R.Jettmar and R.Bacher (1910-15; 1918-20). As a soldier in the World War I he was captured by the Russians and sent to Siberia, but he managed to escape and came back to Vienna in 1918, where he became a member of the Vienna "Secession" in 1920 and a member of the artist union and exhibition group "Wiener Kuenstlerhaus" in 1939." (Biography courtesy of Boris Wilnitsky Fine Arts Vienna)


Here is just one example of his other works