Friday, December 18, 2009

The Friday Evening Nudes (On Saturday)

Hi, All, 
This post was scheduled to appear last night but something went awry with the time stamp. Sorry 'bout that. Enjoy!

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard


Frédéric Bazille


Annie Swynnerton
1844- 1933
Cupid and Psyche 

Evelyn Pickering de Morgan


Henri Lebasque

Suzanne Valadon 

Jacqueline Marval

 Karl Hofer


  1. Ah glad you have an Annie Swynnerton there. I lover her painting "The Sense of Sight"

  2. I love the Lebasque

    I so want to visit art museums with you :)

  3. All great works of Art, but my fav is Cupid and psyche.

  4. Beautiful set. I have to say, though, I was distracted by the gorgeous feathers in the Cupid and Psyche. What an incredible color!

    The play in the Hofer on the circles in circles theme is wonderful fun, but the painting (the expression on the model's face) is so serious. Also, there is no softness in the painting, anywhere. Many of the other pieces in this group set a viewer up for maximum jolt, because they are so much more soft.

    The Marval reminded me of Susan - not so much in style, but in juxtaposing a female figure with a big cat (leopard, tiger, sabertooth...)

  5. I LOVE Cupid and Psyche and the purple wings!!

  6. Yet another very beautiful selection.

  7. Wow! The Annie Swynnerton is a bit steamy. The fact that she covers his boyish genitalia with the tip of one of his wings, whilst giving him full manhood (and a lot more) in the phallic staff he is clutching, emphasises the erotic. I assume it is about adolescence - about the change from childhood to adulthood.

    But what is the shell about? Maybe it's Psyche's hymen.

  8. The keyboard is acting funky, so donºt mind the odd punctuation.

    Jams and imac and Judy - Honestly, I only recently discovered her work in any extensive way. Sheºs considered one of the pre-raphaelite women, when actually she is a painter first and then a woman. But so it goes with women in art and music and...

    Yeah, the color of those wings is extraordinary.

    Dianne - The Labasque is my personal favorite in this set as well.

    Susan - glad you enjoyed it. Like, Steve, I too thought of your painting of women with cats.

    MadPriest - Yes, I agree. Cupid is compensating. Now, about the shell. You may be on to something regarding that as well. Psyche has lost her virginity to the sand...
    insert violins and fade out...
    Thanks for coming by.

  9. For me, it has to be the Suzanne Valadon: the style reminiscent of certain works by Vincent van Gogh.

    The model gazes at me with the most erotic expression I've seen in a painting, its message clear: "Well, what are you waiting for?"


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