Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Comic Bacchante

A bacchante by the Italian comic book writer and artist Milo Manara (born 1945). Manara is here quoting traditional academic paintings of the 19th century.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Modern Bather

In the Bath by the Italian painter Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931).

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gorgeous Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba (1562) by the Flemish manierist painter Jan Massys (1509-1575). A great example that already in the 16th century nude painting could be highly erotic. Kind of perfect.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Diamonds the Best Friends

Probably a cover illustration by the Brazilian artist José Luiz Benício da Fonseca (born 1936). Benício did a lot of illustrations for novels, cinema and advertising but probably he is best known for his covers for spy novels which look a little James Bond inspired.