Friday, November 27, 2009

The Friday Evening Nudes

Poll results thus far clearly indicate that readers of The Pagan Sphinx are 51%  supportive of naked nymphs as blog decor.  Only one voter asked for a Surrealist painting but I do have a tendency to listen to the minorities and would be happy to change it to something really trippy by, say, Leonor Fini or Leonora Carrington. One of these days, but for now Nymphs triumph.

Seven, or 24% of readers voted to "keep it nude", so they should be satisfied with the Bougereau for a while longer. But never worry about a lack of nudity in art around here!  The Friday Evening Nudes is coming up, as promised.



Camille Pissaro

Christopher  Wilhelm Eckersberg
1783- 1853

James McNeil Whistler
American born/British-based

George Hendrik Breitner

Annie Swynnerton
1844 –1933


  1. I thought we all came here for the nudes. Surrealist? Naw, I don't think so.

  2. These are all beautiful! I love the Danish one and the last one.

  3. Another excellent selection. I'm glad you chose and Annie Swynnerton. I love her work the Sense of Sight.

  4. I recently read an interesting piece in Desmond Morris' "Bodywatching" about how the portrayal of the female nude changed thru history.

  5. I missed voting but please add my yes for the nudes along with whatever else you find of interest.

  6. Hi,

    Check out the trailer of my documentary titled "Artistas: the Maiden, Mother, and Crone," which features Leonora!

    Sue May


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