Sunday, July 25, 2010

Neoclassical Nude

Girl on a fountain (1845) by the French painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856). The whole arrangement and the artificial pose of the girl is part of a neoclassical composition, which was typical for the time.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Egyptian Legend

Tahoser (1886) by the French painter Gaston Bussière (1862-1929).

According to legend Tahoser was the great priest's daughter and had a passionate love story with the Pharaoh.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Oriental Nude

An oriental girl by the American artist Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928). Bridgman went in 1866 to Paris and became a pupil of Jean-Léon Gérôme. Later he made a trip to Egypt and became a well known Orientalist painter.