Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Black Swan

Leda with the Swan (1917) by the Russian Art Nouveau painter Nikolai Kalmakov (1873-1955). Most impressing to me seems, that it’s a black swan. Was it only because of the colour or should it indicate some kind of evil?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Look at Me

Bendiction by the Australian painter Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Another of these proud and self confident women, which are so typical fpr Lindsay.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Witches' Sabbath

Faust (1878) by the Spanish painter Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896). Falero shows here very sensational the witches' sabbath or Walpurgis Night, to wich Faust was taken by Mephisto.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Neoclassical Nude

Callirrhoe by the French painter Raymond Auguste Quinsac Monvoisin (1790-1870). Monvoisin depicted here a Greek naiad in a pure neoclassical style including the temple in the back.