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.

 THE FRIDAY EVENING NUDES


1917-2004
Canadian


Camille Pissaro





Christopher  Wilhelm Eckersberg
1783- 1853
Danish



James McNeil Whistler
1834-1903
American born/British-based



George Hendrik Breitner
Dutch


Annie Swynnerton
1844 –1933
English

7 comments:

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

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

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

    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/19c/swynnerton.aspx

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

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

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  6. Hi,

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

    Sue May
    Director/Producer

    www.artistasmaidenmothercrone.com

    www.mydogspotproductions.com

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