Saturday, May 30, 2009

Norman Lindsay

Seated nude by the Australian painter Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Lindsay was famous for his srong powerful nudes which reminds a lot of the photos by Helmut Newton.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Venetian Lady

Venetian Lady at Her Toilette (1860) by the French painter Jacques Louis David (1829-1886).

It's a kind of historical scene. But the pose and the rich clothes are a kind of quotation of the great Baroque paintings by Rubens and Titian.

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Nymph

Nymph (1902) by the French academic painter French painter Guillaume Seignac (1870 - 1924).

Why is she looking surprised? Maybe she's watched by a Faun.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Water Idyll

A painting called "Water idyll" by the grandmaster of kitsch the Austrian Hans Zatzka (1859-1945).

It's pureimagination and that for one of the sources of modern fantasy-painting.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Exotic Dancer

The French painter Gaston Bussière (1862-1929) was fascinated by exotic dancers. He painted them in historical and oriental costumes. This wasn't very difficult because this was the preferred decoration then.

Exotic Dancer

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Typical Godward

Here a typical Pompeiian lady by the british painter John William Godward (1861–1922) . Godward was a protégé of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and earned a lot of money with paintings like this, until he fell out of fashion at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Mirror (1899)

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Another odalisque by the Brazilian painterRodolfo Amoedo (1857-1941).

Amoedo studied in Paris and was a pupil of Alexandre Cabane. So it isn't surprising that he painted in a typical European academic style.