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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Louis Anquetin (1861–1932)(?): Academic Study of a Standing Male Nude

This beautifully executed academic study of a standing male nude popped up on eBay France this morning. According to the description the seller attributes the canvas to Louis Anquetin (1861-1932) but "without any guarantee." What really interests my eye is that extended unfinished right hand. You can readily see the under drawing on which paints have yet to be applied. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Francois Xavier Bicard (French School) (1880-1933) : Nude Boy Sitting on the Floor Reading

A European seller has recently listed a well executed study of a nude boy sitting on the floor by Francois Xavier Bicard (French School) (1880-1933). Beautiful quality brushwork, superb flesh tones with excellent figural detail (see the hands and feet) in this sensitive study. Unfortunately I could find scant little biographical information but the technique alone speaks for his expertise. Enjoy