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

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hermann Moest (1868 - 1945): Male Figures in Landscape

This week I picked up another Hermann Moest (1868-1945) work. This time a small oils on canvas mounted on board study of two figures in landscape, circa 1900.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Unknown Artist "Viajel" .... Portrait of a Child - Dated 1888

Again we go somewhat off topic with this post but being a painter I just could not resist posting this beautiful work for you. I think it was Mark Twain who said something to the effect that farming was the quickest way to find out if you were a success or making a complete fool of yourself. In the world of art I firmly believe that successfully drawing and painting the human form, in particular portrait painting, will quickly separate the men from the boys. I dearly love a fine portrait and this one is a fine example of late 19th century Academic training. The use of color and those beautiful brush strokes make the subject come alive. It is signed and dated 1888. Unfortunately I could find no biographic information of the artist. It appears to be an oils study on artist board. Enjoy.