Tag: nude

Le Christ et la Madeleine (c.1905)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) Le Christ et la Madeleine (Christ and Magdalene) c.1905 Marble, 102 x 77 x 70 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Carmen Thyssen Collection Christ and the Magdalen is the only known work by Rodin on a religious subject. Various…

La sfida delle Pieridi (c.1523-1527)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540) La sfida delle Pieridi (The Challenge of the Pierides) c.1523–1527 Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 31 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris A rare mythological subject This small painting represents an episode reported by Ovid in…

L’été (1873)

Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été (Summer) 1873 Oil on canvas, 350 × 507 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris Study: Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été before 1873 National Gallery, London     Compare: Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-1898) L’été 1891 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland    

Nude Girl with Arms Outstretched (1911)

Schiele, Egon (1890-1918) Nude Girl with Arms Outstretched 1911 Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, 48 x 31.5 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid At the beginning of the twentieth century, when sexuality began to be explored more seriously, some artists — among…

Le baiser (c.1816-1817)

Géricault, Théodore (1791-1824) Le baiser (The Kiss) c.1816–1817 Charcoal, wash and gouache on brown paper, 20 x 27.4 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Having failed to win the Academy prize that would finance a study trip to Italy, in 1816 Géricault decided…

Le Christ et la Madeleine (c.1894)

Rodin, Auguste (1840-1917) Le Christ et la Madeleine (Christ and Magdalene) c.1894 Plaster, wood, fabric, 84.5 x 74 x 44.2 cm Musée Rodin, Paris © Agence photographique du musée Rodin – Jérome Manoukian This is one of the rare testimonies that…

Baigneuses (1889)

Bernard, Émile (1868-1941) Baigneuses (Women Bathing) 1889 Oil on canvas, 47 x 57.2 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Colección Carmen Thyssen In 1887, working in collaboration with his friend Louis Anquetin, Émile Bernard created a painting style based on flat colours enclosed…

Parnaso (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) Parnaso (Parnassus) 4th quarter of the 15th century Tempera on canvas, 159 x 192 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Commandé durant l’hiver 1496-1497 par Isabelle d’Este, marquise de Mantoue (1474-1539) pour la décoration de son premier studiolo au Castello…