Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Moonlight Bather

Another of the sweet Berber girls by the French Orientalist painter Alphonse-Étienne Dinet (1861- 1929).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Art Deco Cover Girl

A beautiful cover girl by the famous Polish born Art Deco artist Wladyslaw Teodor Benda (1873-1948).
Benda studied in Krakow, Vienna and San Francisco. In 1899 he settled permanently in the United States.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Reclining Nude

Reclining nude by the French academic painter George Moreau (1848-1901). Seems to be a historical set. Interesting is also that it’s already a kind of art nouveau painting.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Impressionist Bacchante

A bacchante by the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923). Sorolla was spains leading impressionist painter famous for his sunny landscapes and beach scenes.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Odalisque (1880) by the Austrian painter Franz Lefler (1831-1898). Leffler was strongly influenced by Hans Makart and the Egyptian fashion of the time.