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In the water, by Eugen von Blaas

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by artist: Eugen von Blaas

Eugen von Blaas 1914

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Posted on | March 4, 2011 | Comments Off

Isidore Pils – Nude Woman

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by artist: Isidore Pils

The languorous, sensuous pose of this woman is strongly reminiscent of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’ popular paintings of odalisques, female slaves and concubines in Turkish harems. Much of this canvas has been left thinly painted or entirely blank, suggesting that it was a figural study rather than a finished work of art. The French Academy [...]

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Posted on | November 10, 2010 | Comments Off

The Birth of Venus – by Bouguereau

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by artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Birth of Venus (La Naissance de Vénus) is one of the most famous paintings by 19th century painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but the transportation of Venus in a shell (a visual metaphor for the vulva) from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. For Bouguereau, [...]

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Posted on | July 11, 2010 | Comments Off

Sleeping Venus – by Giorgione

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by artist: Giorgione

The Sleeping Venus, also known as the Dresden Venus, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giorgione, with, it is now generally accepted, the landscape and sky, by Titian, completed after Giorgione’s death in 1510, as Vasari first noted. It is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden. The painting, one of the last works by Giorgione, [...]

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Posted on | July 11, 2010 | Comments Off

The Seduction of Innocence

Seduction of Innocense, nude pastel by Matthew Joseph Peak
by artist: Matthew Joseph Peak

Soft dreamlike nude figure drawn in pastel.

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Posted on | April 29, 2010 | Comments Off

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva by John Collier, female nude on horseback
by artist: John Collier (1850-1934)

Amazing work of the classic legend of Lady Godiva! He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation.

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Posted on | April 16, 2010 | Comments Off

Birth of Venus

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by artist: Alexandre Cabanel (1823 – 1889)

Hanging as a showcase painting in the Muse De’Orsay, in Paris France

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Posted on | April 16, 2010 | No Comments

Femme se coiffant

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by artist: Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Combing hair after bath.

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Posted on | April 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Waterfall Shower

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by artist: Matthew Joseph Peak

Sanguine female nude figure study.

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Posted on | April 13, 2010 | Comments Off

Indian Summer

Indian Summer, by Matthew Joseph Peak
by artist: Matthew Joseph Peak

An abstracted image using watercolor on raw canvas with some oil pastel on top.

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Posted on | April 8, 2010 | Comments Off

Satie’s Gymnopedies

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by artist: Matthew Joseph Peak

Inspired by the dreamlike piano composition “Gymnopedies” by French Eric Satie

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Posted on | April 7, 2010 | No Comments