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Old 09-07-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Let's have a thread where you post your favorite painting or sculpture of a nude.

I'll start:

Ingres. Nude Bather, 1808.

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Guido Cagnacci. The Death Of Cleopatra, 1658.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I've always been fascinated by a Howard Pyle painting called The Mermaid. (I guess she qualifies as a nude, since she's not wearing any clothes!) The original painting (actually unfinished) hangs in the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington:

Delaware Art Museum
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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LibraGirl, the Delaware Museum of Art is rather small but a very fine art museum nonetheless! Their collection of "Pre-Raphaelite" paintings is really first class, and they have a wonderful collection of "Ashcan" school of American paintings, not to mention an interesting sculpture garden. I've enjoyed my many trips down to Wilmington to visit. One of my favorites is a gorgeous little portrait of Miss Rebecca Gratz (one of Philadelphia's most beloved daughters who devoted her life to charity and helping others) by Thomas Sully.

On the subject of Philadelphia artists, here is one of the most outstanding representations of male nudes by the artist Thomas Eakins: "Swimming" (often erroneously called "The Swimming Hole") ... the artist included himself in this group - Eakins is in the water in the lower right. The location of this scene is Dove Lake, just a few miles outside of Philadelphia city line in Haverford, just north of Haverford College.

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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LibraGirl, the Delaware Museum of Art is rather small but a very fine art museum nonetheless! Their collection of "Pre-Raphaelite" paintings is really first class, and they have a wonderful collection of "Ashcan" school of American paintings, not to mention an interesting sculpture garden. I've enjoyed my many trips down to Wilmington to visit. One of my favorites is a gorgeous little portrait of Miss Rebecca Gratz (one of Philadelphia's most beloved daughters who devoted her life to charity and helping others) by Thomas Sully.
You're absolutely right about the Delaware Art Museum! Unfortunately, I've only been there once to see a special Maxfield Parrish exhibit. Didn't have much time to see the rest of the museum, although I did have the opportunity to see The Mermaid. I really need to make an effort to get back!
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Le Grande Odalisque. 1814. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.


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Old 09-18-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Again, no favorite but if I had to pick just one, any Gaston Lachaise sculpture will do:

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Old 09-18-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Naked but with the heels on? Old-time kinda kinky. lol.

I've got some stuff from the Smithsonian on my computer that I'll upload and post later.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Default Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

For comic relief, I have added this one:

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