Friday, September 25, 2009

The Friday Evening Nudes


Alexandre Cabanel
French


Albayde
1848

Not full nudes, but rather, scantily-clads


Italian
Romanticism



Alexandre Cabanel 
Albayde
1848

below:
Frederick Childe Hassam

Georges d’Espagnat
1870-1950
French



Rubens
Little Fur


Artemisia Gentilesch
Lucretia 
1620

(ok, I admit some of these are of the variety that people want to write captions about. Feel free if you are so inspired.  ;-) And be advised that I am only a teeny tiny bit judgmental.  ;-)


Have a happy and safe Friday.


Pagan Sphinx

16 comments:

  1. No caption here....just a thanks for the nice collection of pics! Have a good weekend!

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  2. Before this, I was unfamiliar with Cabanel. His work is wonderful!

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  3. ok- the last one where she's grabbing her boob is a bit risque for the 1600's imo ;) love the cabanets- love them! and the rubens reminds me of me. i have a closet full of clothes that are 'little' for me these days ;)

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  4. Lucretia is not only popping out her breast, she is intending to do something to it. Ouch. Take a closer look.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    Makes ME feel beautiful.



    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

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  6. Caution: thank you for visiting. And whether or not it's true, you've convinced me (who knows how)that is really you in your icon image. ;-)

    Betmo: Cabanel is one of my favorite painters of nudes. And as I said, take a closer look at the painting of the woman holding her breast. She has something else in the other hand.

    Lady Kenju: I love your comments on the art posts. I'm glad you found something new here!

    Hugs to all,
    Gina

    My dear Cloudia - you have a way of touching on the essence of things. A nice gift; rare. That is exactly what the Friday nudes are intended to do; only I didn't know how to put it into words and your words are just perfect! The nudes (for the most part) are supposed to make us feel beautiful; they are supposed to allow people who love women to see all the way that women can be and still be beautiful. You are a treasure in the blogosphere, Luv.

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  7. It's funny but just the other day I was talking with a friend about the experience of having the milk drop. The painting of Lucrezia reminded me.

    I wanted to let you know we're on our way to buy me a new computer this morning. Within days of not being able to access your blog with my unupdatable browsers the same thing happened with a few more. Expect to see me more often in future :-)

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  8. A beautiful selection. I don't think I've ever seen Cabanel's works before. Truly a superb portrait.

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  9. Hurray! Susan will be able to visit more often. And Susan, meet Jams o donnel, I think you will like each other's blogs!

    Di: Cabanel paints prettily, yes.

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  10. I am intrigued by the Hassam and the flag outside. The woman's face suggests to me she is ill at ease.

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  11. i'm loving the 'scantily clad' ladies for some reason...there is something rather innocent about them...whether intentional or not. :)
    xox

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  12. I wish to lodge a complaint.

    I've seen more flesh exposed on a cloistered nun than lady number two, above, is howing.

    You advertise nudes - please give us nudes!

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  13. Priest: and how, pray tell (pun intended), were YOU allowed into the cloister??? ;-)

    I did say they were not full nudes but semi-clads. You just happened to go right for the images and failed to read that!

    Sandy: good observation. There is a story there. I wonder why she's holding her fingers in that way, also...

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  14. Linda: talk to the Mad Priest for me, won't you? ;-)

    Love you, dear Linda

    Gina

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  15. MadPriest is funny, and I want to know how he happened into the cloister.

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