Friday, June 27, 2008

The Friday Evening Nudes

Above:
Goldfish
Klimt


Below:
Sleep
Gustave Corbet
The Mirror of the Toilet
Pierre Bonnard
c.1930

Auguste Macke
Nude Seated on a Pillow
1911

10 comments:

  1. I sure hope you don't run outa these...

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  2. Your comment just brought a big smile to my face. I have a lot of them; so don't worry. :-)

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  3. Beautiful. I especially love the Macke.

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  4. goldfish! yeah! tho i like the last best.

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  5. I love Bonnard. I love his use of paint, his surfaces are just yummy.

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  6. all so beautiful

    I've often thought how amazing it is that painters depict women as they really look while fashion and their photographers create women as they'll never be.

    I wish all young girls could travel through museums and see what's really beautiful.

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  7. I think the Bonnard is my favorite. It's unposed, natural slice of daily life - in the nude.

    But I was surprised at how visually, I'm so drawn to the Klimt. It looks like a tapestry and the rich colors just do me in. And in general, I'm not especially fond of Klimt nudes.

    Dianne: I agree with you 100%. But I'd like to add a perspective from my daughter SG1, an ardent soul and feminist: she likes all in this particular sampling and doesn't have a problem with painted nudes in general except that sometimes she sees the pose and the "laguage", if you will, that the painter chooses to interpret as a male perspective. She wishes that more women painted other women.

    As a result of what she said, I'm on a quest to find women artists who paint other women nude. I used to have a couple in my old harddrive before it crashed and took my image files with it and I don't recall the names. If you have names for me, please let me know.

    Thank you all for stopping by and
    Namaste

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