Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nude With a Veil

Nude With a Veil (1883) by the French painter Albert Aublet (1851 - 1938). It’s one of these typical fantasy bathing scenes, maybe in an oriental harem or somewhere in classical Rome or Greece or probably in a modern brothel.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Panther Girl

An amazing pulp cover from the golden Twenties by the American illustrator Margaret Brundage (1900-1976). Brundage did a lot of covers illustraion for Weird Tales. This highly stylized and simplified painting proves her great talent.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oriental Esther

Esther Preparing Herself to Meet King Ahasuerus La Toilette d'Esther (1841) by the French Neoclassical painter Théodore Chassériau,(1819-1856). Despite the exotic oriental subject the clear lines of Neoclassical art are still dominant.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Straightforward Nude

A watercolor by the Scottish painter William Russell Flint (1880 - 1969). It’s so easy, straightforward done. I think he was one of the best.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pulp Odalisque

Here another example by Robert McGinnis. It shows not only his passion for endless legs but also a kind of modern interpretation of 19th century orientalist paintings.