Friday, December 5, 2008

The Friday Evening Nudes

Frederic Taubes

One of modern art's lions shows us that sexual moments and nudity aren't necessarily erotic. Read Salon by clicking on the link.


Marie François Firmin Girard
The Japanese Toilette


  1. Really beautiful! All of them! Thanks!

  2. This is a wide spread of styles! I love the Klimt - somehow more sensuous (and less sexual) than usual for him. His almost jittery, exploratory line always seems so tentative that I recognize it almost immediately.

    The Girard is such an involved piece. I love some of these Academe pieces - though I can also see what the Impressionists were rebelling against...

  3. so beautiful...I really was intrigued by the last one and would love to know more about it and what is going on really....

    as always, steve adds so much to these posts and makes me feel like a total idiot! :) but that's OK...

    pagan, I received my gift as well and tho I wanted to send a note, I also wanted you to know IT ARRIVED and I thank you was indeed "perfect". and I will pass it on soon...many blessings for your generous spirit.

  4. I liked the gallery of Balthus' work - especially the woman at the piano - that is stunning

    I'm smiling at Linda's comment - remember when I told you I didn't comment here at first because everyone seemed so much smarter than me

    ahhhh - the things we make ourselves believe ;)

  5. Yes, the Klimt is very nice and in its own way much less formal than his most famous pieces. I always liked the decorative quality of the Orientalists and this one is a great example. It was like they were dreaming a world that had time and leisure to spare.


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