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, December 9, 2014

HANS TICHY (1861-1925) - IMPRESSIONIST WATERCOLORS - MUTTER MIT KIND (Mother and Child) circa 1890-1900 - SITZENDER KNABE AM UFER (Boy Sitting on the Shore)

Call me irresponsible, call me a hopeless romantic, call me a yellow cab.........but I love these sappy romantic "Mother and Nude Child"....."Nude Boy on the Shore".....artworks...........honestly if the seller had listed this first watercolor as "Madonna and Child Sitting in a Rowboat I would not even have blinked an eye. To me that image just reeks of religious iconography but it is also a testimony to the artist's wonderful skills in a medium we all know is not easily conquered.......watercolor. The same seller also listed another watercolor by the same artist titled: "Nude Boy Sitting on the Shore," both of which are well beyond the contents of my humble purse. The biographical information of the artist was listed as follows in the auction listing:

           "Hans Tichy. Austrian. painter. born 1861 in Brno, died 1925 in Vienna. Studied from 1880 at the Vienna Academy under C. Griepenkerl and A.Eisenmenger, and then from 1889 to 1891 at the special school for history painting with LC Müller. He studied in Rome from 1891. From 1914 he became a full Professor at the Vienna Academy. From 1921/1922 he headed a special school for painting. He had study trips to Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. In 1890 he received a gold medal in painting and in 1908 the State Reichelpreis- in October 1926 he founded a memorial exhibition at the Vienna Secessionist. From 1895 he was a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. From 1897 to 1925 member of the Vienna Sezession." Enjoy....................