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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thomas Stindel (1887-1971): Death and the Maiden - Circa 1920

A Gallery in Vienna has listed a pastel by the Austrian artist Thomas Stindel (1887-1971) which I thought I would share with you. Stindel was a winner of the Rome Prize and his talent shines through in this beautiful rendition of a Symbolist favorite subject, Death and the Maiden. The city of Vienna honored his talent with an honorary award in 1927. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Anonymous Late 19th Century Academic Study Of A Standing Male Model

This nicely executed late 19th century study of a standing male model popped up on eBay France recently. Unfortunately, it is not signed. Enjoy.