Sunday, April 08, 2007

Anders Zorn 1860-1920

Studio Idyll 1918 by Anders Zorn
Red Sand 1902 by Anders Zorn
I was not familiar with Anders Zorn, but I saw a post about him on
Internet Weekly tonight.
These nudes are intriguing and very original. I especially like his nudes by the river. His sense of coloring, brushstrokes and natural expressions in the faces are wonderful. It looks like she's playing a mando-cello in the top photo.
"Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is the most well-known Swedish painter. He is famous for his paintings of the people of Dalarna, the part of Sweden where he was born, and his nudes in the open space."
More images here: Anders Zorn
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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Giovanni Bellini's Nude

Naked Young Woman in Front of Mirror 1515
Giovanni Bellini (1430- 1516)painted his first female nude when he was about 85 years old!
It was only a year before he died. I really like this painting.
"He is considered to have revolutionized Venetian painting, moving it towards a more sensuous and colouristic style. Through the use of clear, slow-drying oil paints, Giovanni created deep, rich tints and detailed shadings. His sumptuous coloring and fluent, atmospheric landscapes had a great effect on the Venetian painting school, especially on his pupils Giorgione and Titian."
read more at Wikipedia

A Corset Made of Bosch

Miss Suzanne G of the wonderful wurzeltod art blog
sent me a link to a stunning corset her friend
made out of printed Bosch fabric. Cool! Check it out:

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Hip Fashions of H. Bosch

Details from the "Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch (Prado, Madrid)
Cherries and dice make good hats. Especially when you are wearing nothing else. Just ask Hieronymus Bosch. Oh, you can't...he's dead. Well, nevermind. He was ahead of his time obviously. These fashions he created are quite contemporary, don't you think?
"The extraordinary painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) stands apart from the prevailing Flemish traditions in painting. His style was unique, strikingly free, and his symbolism, unforgettably vivid, remains unparalleled to this day."
Read more about Bosch here:
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