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

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