Friday, February 5, 2010

The Friday Evening Nudes


Japanese Woman

1903

Le Repos de Modele
Luiz De La Pena
(1808-1876)

Robert Henri

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  1. ANother excellent selection;. Such interesting styles

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  2. Another lovely set!

    I love the colors and composition in the Japanese Woman by Bertalan Székely von Adámos. The light is particularly beautiful in that piece, as well.

    And the painting style is unique in the Ettore Tito.

    But to me the standout in this set is the Montserrat Guidol. Many nudes showcase the delicate beauty, grace, even fragility of the female nude. This painting, due in part to the square format and the close cropping, and also in part to the perspective, produces a strong image of power and athletic beauty. There is a quiet nobility to the profile, the delicate ear, the way the hair is pulled up...

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  3. my favorites here is the Japanese woman and the Henri and in both it is, on closer looking, because of the color of the blues....they are simply yummy, delicious, edible... I don't think she looks especially Asian there but no matter, not too surprised at that either... the Henri painting's face is stunning to my eye, and again, I love that blanket on her lap.

    the Guidol, interesting painting in it's perspective of the female as a subject but that's what I don't care for, it feels like that's all she is, a subject... just me perhaps...as opposed to steve, I don't care for her hair at all, although I do agree about the ear being very sweet and delicate...she looks more Asian than the Japanese woman, haha! ;)

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  4. Beauties, I like the 2nd work of art best.

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  5. Glorious trip into beauty!


    Thanks & Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  6. Which one is based on my mythical beauty?

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  7. A wonderful and very romantic collection this week.

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  8. For me, the favorite in this set is the Henri. Then again, I am a big fan of his.

    Steve: I'm glad you like the Guidol. It may actually be a detail of a larger painting. Occasionally, I lack the time to really dig and find out the exacts on a particular painting I find in my searches. I only recently discovered her and I love the surreal feeling of some of her other paintings. Thanks for the detailed comment - as you know, I love to wrap my head around your impressions of the art.

    imac: I like that one a lot, too! She is looking at her own reflection, like Narcissus.

    Cloudia: you are last but not least and isn't she just perfect for someone who makes their home by the sea?? :-)

    Susan: no one seemed to notice that all the subjects have dark hair! That was intentional, though I don't know why, really.

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