Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harem Dreams

Inspection of New Arrivals (1917) by the Italian orientalist painter Giulio Rosati (1858-1917). These harem dreams explain quite well why oriental paintings were so popular.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Drunk Bacchante

A Drunk Bacchante (1882 ) by the French painter Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (1839-1929). Bacchantes were also a common excuse to paint nudes in the 19th century.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pretty Girl

Nude girl by the American artist Edwin Georgi. (1896 – 1964). Georgi did normally illustrations for advertisings and some pin-ups as it still could be seen.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Primordial Pin-Up

After the Bath (1894) by the French academic painter Adolphe William Bouguereau (1825-1905). A perfect nude though and in its days it was considered great art. But from a more modern perspective it looks like a primordial pin-up, same style, same pose, same perfection.