Friday, January 8, 2010

The Friday Evening Nudes

Welcome to the January 8 edition of The Friday Evening Nudes. Stoke the fire and enjoy. Oh, don't forget to click the images for extra-voluptuousness.

Romaine Brooks

 Zinaida Serebriakova 

At this moment, there is only one request for a nude, from Cloudia for Gypsy, but I could not find one without clothes!  ;-)  Nonetheless it is a splendid painting. Rousseau is one of my favorite painters since childhood.

The Sleeping Gypsy,
Henri Rousseau

This is, after all, the Friday Evening Nudes, so here is another beauty from Rousseau

Hmmmmm...   :-)

 Self-Portrait as a Soldier

Ernst Ludwig Kirschner

The Spirit of the Dead 

(oh, even the name sends tingles up my spine! ;-)

And in case you missed this in the post A Call for Nudes, this link throws a sort of feminine spin on Gaugin's women.

Gaugin's Postcards from Polynesia

The one below is not a request but a dedication to my partner; my best friend WP (you are running neck in neck with Queen Lentil Bean as a best friend. And that's saying a lot!)
You appreciate Frida more than anyone I've ever known.
I heart you.

dejeuner herbe 
(This work spun up a lot of controversy in its time and is now considered Manet's best work)

I have nothing further than to wish you a good weekend, a safe journey somewhere in the mind and don't neglect your heart.

Pagan Sphinx


  1. I used to be built like the top one, and now I'm more like the Manet!!

  2. A fine collection this evening! Thank you for posting The Sleeping Gypsy as well...could well be my favourite painting of all time. I must get a print one day! Love the Romaine Brooks and the Manet, too.

  3. ANother wonderful selection. The Kahlo is superb. There was a major Kahlo exhibition here a few years back

  4. Jams: WP and I went to London in 2005 where there was a gigantic exhibition of her work at The Tate - the largest outside of Mexico. At that time, anyway. We were ecstatic!

    Kenju: your comments on the nudes always crack me up! :-)

    SB: I love Rousseau, too!


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