Friday, January 28, 2011

The Friday Evening Nudes

Back by the demand of one. But that one is well...a very cool one. :-)

Enjoy. And John Lee Hooker in the post below for you as well.

A good weekend to you,
Pagan Sphinx


8 comments:

  1. Those are very nice. I like all of them except the top one, not so much.

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  2. hello sweets...glad to be back over here and seeing such gorgeous art, love these nudes... at the risk of being too wordy:), i shall say which and why such and such painting might be my favorite, at least right now.

    i like the last two, loving the first because of her backside and the way he seemed to be so enjoying it, don't you think?? maybe it's me... and then the last because its kind of crazy in a way..i have no context for the scribble marks and for some reason, like them on top and around her, i am sure it is like a veil or sheet he is drawing and matches her hair as well.

    how's that for good old wordy-ism?
    xoxoxoxo

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  3. Great examples of drawings of the human form.

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  4. What a treat to come by and see the return of the Friday nudes. Rodin is particularly delicious.

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  5. I remember when I encountered a book of "Rodin Watercolors" in the art library at the Art Dept at UNC Chapel Hill. I was puzzled. What could these be? I carried the book to a study table and opened it. I was surprised, and then not surprised, and then delighted. Then I checked out the book and took it home to savor for a few weeks.

    I couldn't believe how flat they were. They were like paper cutouts. Crazy for a sculptor. Where was the volume? The mass? He almost always captures grace, movement, and balance just right - but these look like you are gazing through thin female shaped film. I love them. A few are so sexual they jolted and delighted me. The women are also so comfortable with their nudity, with their poses, with Rodin... Rodin was a powerfully sexual man, and his comfort with that comes out in his work, as well.

    His line sometimes reminds me of Matisse, but with more confidence. And his watercolors aren't like anyone else's. When I saw the top image on your post I knew instantly whose it was, and hoped the entire series might be Rodin... Thanks for doing this.

    For me, it's been quite a run of posts lately over here at The Pagan Sphinx.

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  6. Thank you all! Particularly Steve for the depth and insight you bring to my posts via comments. We should collaborate! :-)

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  7. Steve has captured the essence of this post. I was delighted. They are such simple drawings, yet so powerful in that simplicity. I love the human form and opportumities to do life drawing.

    Just to add that I always giggle when I read the post heading - brilliant! Long may you continue with this theme.

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  8. Brilliant! I love Rodin. Before I took redundancy I used to pass a Rodin statue on the way to work - A copy of the Burghers of Calais that stands next to the Houses of Parliament. The Rodin Museum in Paris is one of my favourite museums

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