Friday, September 14, 2012

The Friday Evening Nudes

Before the weather turns chilly, let's enjoy together a few nudes en plein air, shall we?

Just for fun, there is a one question quiz at the end of the post.

Have a lovely weekend!

Anders Zorn
Swedish painter and printmaker

Camille Pissaro
French Impressionist and post-Impressionist

 Donna Norine Schuster
American painter

Herbert James Draper 
The Kelpie
 British painter

Danish painter

Théo van Rysselberghe
Belgian painter

Suzanne Valadon
(a fascinating biography)
Suzanne Valadon (original name Marie-Clémentine Valadon) was born in 1865 at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, near Limoges, an illegitimate daughter of a French laundress. From age nine on she supported herself by doing odd jobs. One was as a circus acrobat. She did it until she fell off the trapeze when she was sixteen. Looking for a safer occupation, she became an artists' model. posing for such artists as Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Anders Zorn

Henry- Edmond Cross
French painter and printmaker

Guess the painter

The first person to leave a comment identifying the artist of the above painting will receive an art-related gift in the mail.   :-)


  1. far be it from me to be a critic- but some of these situations that these ladies are nude for---look downright dangerous!!! :)

  2. You two must be city folk! ;-)

    Bryan - I giggled at your icon. That's how Bob Marley justified driving a BMW. :-)

  3. A fascinating group of paintings, Gina. I'm afraid I don't have the foggiest idea who the artist in the bottom (ha!) painting is...probably Monet with a new prescription for his glasses! ;)

  4. Kenju - bingo! Send me your address and I will send you a surprise in the mail! :-) You can send it to

    1. Sorry I didn't see this sooner!! Hope you got the address via FB. I can't believe I guessed

  5. Definitely renoir. The body shape and the facial expressions give it away. Ah well too late for the prize! Great selection of painitings as ever Gina

  6. brava to Kenju!!

    I love the Zorn paintings

  7. Kenju is awesome!!

    Nice to have another installment of nudes.

  8. Sean - well done! If Judy doesn't claim her prize, I'll let you know! :-)

    Dianne - I love Zorn's nudes as well and he painted many.

    Yogi - glad you enjoy the Friday Nudes...always good to get a comment from you.

  9. Beautiful set! We are back from a camping and kayaking trip (just Dearest and I) and tired out. I will comment at more length later.

    The Renoir (last one in set) was a huge labor of love for him, taking many months, and was then not received as he wished. He was, as I recall, struggling with Impressionism (as a style and method) and more classical techniques and concerns. He eventually resolved all of that in his own unique way.

    More later! Thanks for posting these!

  10. What a great collection. I was too late for the contest but since my answer would have been Picasso I guess I'd have lost.

  11. Steve - what you say is so evident in this painting. It's a style "on the fence", so to speak. I'm looking forward to more commentary from you.

    Susan - Ha! Picasso with a Monet influence, huh? :-)


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