Friday, May 1, 2009

The Friday Evening Nudes

Two Nudes
William Etty

Frederic Leighton
Venus Preparing for the Bath


William Glackens
at a great new art site I discovered called 3-D Dali

7 comments:

  1. I just had a quick look at 3-D Dali and found an early picture he painted of his sister looking out a window across a bay in Italy. She was his only model until Gaia appeared on the scene. He was a strange man.

    The selection of nudes for this post is wonderful as always. My favorite is the Glackens one at the bottom.

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  2. i, too, really like the glackens :) the henri is lovely and i always love leighton. as always- gorgeous selections.

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  3. I love Dali. There's a little Dali museum in Montmartre with drawings, sculptures, and pictures of him. I got there with my 4 (at this time) years old son Gabriel, and he loved the paintings too. He explained me what he saw. Children with their young mind can watch things on canvas we don't see as adults. Picasso said : "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child". He was true. Painting with a child heart, truly, is not an easy thing.
    It was a wonderful time.

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  4. Beautiful paintings! I especially like the 1st one. Will have to check the site now! :-)

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  5. Those are all lovely, but I can't figure out the hairstyle on the woman in the top one.....LOL

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  6. I like these - especially the Henri and the Glackens. The latter has such a luminous quality, a cool blue glow seems to come from her skin. And I'd like to paint nudes in something like the manner of Henri. Maybe...

    While I like the composition of the Etty, particularly that lovely red shape, I don't like the nudes much. I think it;s the colors (they seem clay-like to me) and the proportions of the head and neck on the right hand nude. But I suppose I don't have much room to talk given one of my own recent nude drawings (grin).

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  7. Beautiful! I love the Birth of Venus!

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