Friday, July 4, 2008

The Friday Evening Nudes

Paul Gaugin
Study of a Nude
Suzanne Sewing

Joan Miro'
Nude With Mirror

Bouguereau Apres-le-bain-
Charles Edward Boutibonne

No news; just nudes.


  1. Lovely - each of them.

    I appreciate how each of them evokes a different feeling,a sense of the world in each of them was painted.

    I love the softness of the Boutibonne, the realism of the Bouguereau, the hard lines colors of the Miro and the muted shades of the Gaugin.

    And I appreciate no news, too. What a much needed beauty break. Thank you.

  2. very nice. the 1st tho, looks mighty familiar. unfortunately!

  3. The nude subjects are all so very locked into themselves and their own thoughts and actions. I love that.

    My favorite is the Gaugin. He's one of my favorites and yet I had either never noticed or never come upon this nude. I love the blues and purples; the subject's absorbsion in the hand sewing...

    DCup: Great comments; thanks. :-)

    Sherry: I'm assuming you're referring to your new sewing machine? I loved your post on that. My mother is a great seamstress and tailor. She doesn't sew much anymore but long ago she made suits for my father and brother. When CR and I were married, she made my wedding dress.

  4. I love the Bougereau; it is so graceful!

  5. Thanks for all these nudes. There can be very little that is more pure than a naked human body.


  6. nope, i'm refering to the fact that she is bottom heavy. ; )

    it's the calabrese in me.

  7. I like that self-absorption too, Pagan. So very often, nude women in paintings are looking at you looking at them. These are not arranged for the audience.

    Bouguereau's women are always full of grace and loveliness. I like the Gauguin too -- I love those colours, and I like how they are repeated in her skin.

  8. Sherry: How I did not get what you meant is that I think her bottom looks just fine! ;-)

    Kate: Thank you for the thoughtful comment on the Gaugin. I have to find out where it hangs and hopefully go see it in person one day. It was painted early in his career and shown at an exhibit of the Impressionists.


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