Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beautiful Slaves

At the Well by the French painter Adrien Henri Tanoux (1865-1923). Tanoux was a well known Orientalist painter but I doubt that he ever saw a scene like this.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Legendary Couple

Cleopatra and Anthony (1902) by the great American Illustrator Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951). This is also a very typical Art Nouveau illustration and much more erotic than Leyendecker did normally.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Greek Priestess

Priestess (1893) by the British painter John William Godward (1861–1922). One of the sweet girlies that Godward sold with great success as ancient priestesses.