Friday, May 8, 2009

The Friday Evening Nudes

Antoine Wiertz
Rosine
1847

Eugène Delacroix
Odalisque


Théodore Chasseriau
The Toilet of Esther

1841



Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Reclining Nude 1897


Francesco Hayez
La Meditazione
1851

13 comments:

  1. I am really liking that first pic with the skeleton. Very nice.

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  2. Heh, that last one totally makes me think of the soap opera relationship that I've become obsessed with: "Otalia" (Olivia & Natalia), on Guiding Light. [To shameless blog-whore, I've written about it here ]

    I'm calling her (the girl in the painting) "Natalia". C'mon, Nat, you know your love's not sinful: put down the Bible and cross and just DO Liv before she *explodes* (from sexual frustration). You can pray some more in the morning! [Besides, I think Liv will have you crying "Oh God, Sweet Jesus!" in an entirely new&different kinda way. ;-)]

    A great set as always, Gina (and thanks for feeding my obsession).

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  3. Albeit inadvertently, my dear JCF. But you're welcome. You crack me up! :-D

    Lemmy: I was very struck by the first painting as well. I believe there is history; a story behind it, which I didn't have time to delve into. But given sufficient interest, I'm known to dig up dirt and write a follow-up post! ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. P.S. to Lemme: I listened to the audio clip on your profile. Isn't that from There Will Be Blood? Great movie.

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  5. It like the last one. Nakedness just suggested is even more ....suggestive. And her eyes ! It's just like a defiant look. Kind of provocation here. That's what I feel.
    I wonder what does she meditate, certainly not about her religious reading.
    It's amazing how we can comment on a painting even more, when the painter is skilled, than on a picture. As Picasso said : Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter". With that painting, we get the answer. He didn't paint the portrait, the face, but what is hidden behind, no ?
    Really, Gina, I love your blog, so much different.

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  6. It's a very nice selection you've found for us this week. Toulouse-Latrec has always been a particular favorite of mine.

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  7. These are amazing, from the interior monologue suggested in the first to the innocent irony of the last.

    You're a gift, Gina. Thanks for being here.

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  8. What a great set. I'm a fan of Delacroix, but there's something very intriguing about the expression on the last.

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  9. the last is my hand's down favorite and it's because of her expression...it tells a story, one we don't know but our imaginations come unglued guessing...at least mine does and based on reading your comments, a few others as well.......they are all wonderful however...

    thank you gina, for posting your nudes, they are such a fun delight each week.
    XO

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  10. Yes, it is indeed There Will Be Blood.

    Fun clip, fantastic movie!

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  11. the shape of the first is VERY familiar to me! ha!

    lovely, thought provoking choices.

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  12. Totally diggin' the third one and the last one. Almost photographic realism. Beautiful!

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  13. 今夏も新たな出会いを経験してみませんか?当サイトは円交の逆、つまり女性が男性を円助する『逆円交際』を提供します。未経験の方でも気軽に遊べる大人のマッチングシステムです。年齢上限・容姿・経験一切問いません。男性の方は無料で登録して頂けます。貴方も新たな出会いを経験してみませんか

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