This one goes out to Susan, who requested a nude by illustrator Edmund Dulac. But I'm adding a bonus: one by Dulac I found tucked into a file labeled "illustrators". Susan, thanks. I went on a Dulac hunt after I read your comment. Your work reminds me of this style. Heavenly.
Mermaid and Prince
Selene and Endymion
And if I had gained Susan's permission earlier (I didn't think of it until later) I would also be posting one of her own images. Honestly, they are in the same league as Dulac.
I do have this mandala that I received as a blog award and it is made by Susan. So, though it has nothing to do with nudes, it sort of fits with the mood of this post. I think. Then again, it does have something to do with nudes. Doesn't everything? Nudity is truly elemental. :-) You could most easily view Susan's paintings, sketches and silk art creations by visiting her at Phantsythat.
Dianne: This one is for you. The subject had to be in the company of a cat. ;-)
Okay. There is nary a doubt about it: I have quite the eclectic bunch showing up around here! :-)
Spadoman: I did my best, my friend. I haven't been successful in finding an image where one can actually read the thought bubbles, so I have not an exact idea of what the serpent trails off into...
Lemme Caution had no preferences so we'll go off for a bit on a Pagan Sphinx tangent. Shall we?
Albert Von Keller
Cupid and the Three Graces
5. And this one's for MadPriest: I didn't know your tastes leaned toward the athletic.
The authentic Tennis Girl:
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My apologies for not linking to everyone's blogs. I've run out of time before I have to leave for dinner.