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, April 13, 2012

Additional Auction Finds April 2012

I have culled out more auction lots for you from European auction sources.
The European auction scene is running at full steam this Spring and prices are still strong. Enjoy.

Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826-1886) Standing Nude Boy

Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen (1886-1930) Kneeling Nude Boy

Unknown German Artist .... Nude Child ... circa 1900

Academic Nude Female... Unknown Artist .... circa 1900

Alexander Frenz (1861-1941) Portrait of a Young Girl

Alexis Mossa (1844-1926) The Martyrdom of St. Etienne

Italian school... attrib Camillo Procaccini (1561-1629) The Baptism of Christ

Bonaventura Genelli (1798-1868) Prometheus vom adler

Charles Alphonse Achille Gumery (1827-1871) Faun Holding A Baby Goat

Christoph Fuchs (1749-1814) Hercules u. Deianira

Italian School of Andrea Sirani (18th Century)

Unknown (?) ... Faun Pouring Wine

Unknown Artist - Late 19th Century - Nude Female With Raised Arm

Franz Becker-Tempelburg - circa 1876 - Kinder unter bluhendem Kirschbaum

Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929) L'Acquiolo

Georg Wolf (1882-1962) Nude Boy

19th Century Academic Nude

Hans Latt (1859-1930) Junge mit Ziegenbock

Jean Antonin Carles (1851-1919) Stehender Bacchus mit Panther

Unknown Artists . mid-19th Century... Adacemic Nudes (Above)

Louis Georges Brillouin (1817-1893)

Josef Louka (1879-1967)

Paul Decker (1685-1742)

Pietro De Petri .. Crucifixion of Peter

Copy of Annibale de Lotto's ... Nude Boy With Crab

Willy Spatz (1861-1831) Tanz Zweier Blumenbekranzter Satyrkinder

Monogrammed.... Adam & Eve

Antique Drawing Instruments

I found a listing on eBay France this morning for a couple of 19th century drawing instruments that I thought I would post for you. They are charcoal holders any espiring artist would have been proud to own. I would grab them, but the seller only takes local checks on a French bank.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945): Female Nude - Intaglio Print

This is an interesting find from a European Auction House. If you know the work of Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), then you will immediately recognize how unique this intaglio print of an academic nude is. I find her graphic works, although superb in their execution, foreboding and depressive to the point of the contemplation of suicide on the part of the viewer (I may be exaggerating slightly, maybe just wounding yourself, requiring a few stitches). She seems to have been affected by something in her life that brought up an immense amount of angst. Her works are beautiful but I am not sure I could stand having one of her prints hanging on my walls. I do not think in all the books I have browsed, many including her works, that I have ever seen an example of an academic nude done by her. As you can see, she was blessed with a great amount of artistic talent.