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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

Hello my DU friends! Our wonderful Friday Afternoon Challenge today: The Venerable Genre of the ‘Nud

Here is your array to identify. Some of these are “unlikely” subjects for their artists so...

...as always, kiddos, remember the honor system here...

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CTyankee Feb 2013 OP
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #1
immoderate Feb 2013 #3
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #6
CTyankee Feb 2013 #8
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #2
CTyankee Feb 2013 #5
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #11
CTyankee Feb 2013 #12
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #16
CTyankee Feb 2013 #17
longship Feb 2013 #4
CTyankee Feb 2013 #7
auburngrad82 Feb 2013 #9
CTyankee Feb 2013 #10
CTyankee Feb 2013 #13
DevonRex Feb 2013 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #15
CTyankee Feb 2013 #18
countryjake Feb 2013 #19
CTyankee Feb 2013 #20
countryjake Feb 2013 #37
CTyankee Feb 2013 #39
CTyankee Feb 2013 #21
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #22
CTyankee Feb 2013 #23
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #24
CTyankee Feb 2013 #25
countryjake Feb 2013 #38
CTyankee Feb 2013 #40
jberryhill Feb 2013 #26
CTyankee Feb 2013 #27
jberryhill Feb 2013 #29
CTyankee Feb 2013 #32
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #34
CTyankee Feb 2013 #36
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #28
CTyankee Feb 2013 #30
jberryhill Feb 2013 #31
CTyankee Feb 2013 #33
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #35
CTyankee Feb 2013 #41
countryjake Feb 2013 #42
CTyankee Feb 2013 #43
countryjake Feb 2013 #44
CTyankee Feb 2013 #45
countryjake Feb 2013 #47
CTyankee Feb 2013 #48
countryjake Feb 2013 #49
CTyankee Feb 2013 #50
CTyankee Feb 2013 #46

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:57 PM

1. I'm pretty sure #6 is from the Newark Airport TSA.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:01 PM

3. Not Mouseketeers?

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

6. The third one MIGHT be Annette.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:11 PM

8. OMG that's funny! Never thought of that...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:00 PM

2. #3: William Merritt Chase - Back of a Nude. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

5. there ya go! How'd you get it so fast, buddy?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:16 PM

11. Searched through oriental works by Impressionists and got lucky

I see Chase was very talented.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:17 PM

12. He had a fine hand. This one is nice because of its draped fabric...love it!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:52 AM

16. I thought it was Sargent because of the Orientalism.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:56 AM

17. Sargent did nude studies, nice ones. Chase had the misfortune to paint at the same time

with the insanely popular Sargent so I think he got a bit of short shrift. Too bad, really...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. #3 looks Japanese, at least in subject.

I am stymied here.

Nevermind, saw post #2

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:10 PM

7. it's the influence of orientalism...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:12 PM

9. Number six reminds me of something...

Oh yeah. It was when my un-neutered male cattle dog, who was very muddy at the time, backed up against the window on the oven. Fortunately it was off so he didn't get burned, but it left a nice muddy bit of artwork that resembled a dog's tail, testicles, and legs.

We left it there for a day or two until we couldn't figure out how to frame it and hang it on the wall.

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Response to auburngrad82 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:15 PM

10. well, I advise not in the dining room...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

13. HINT: #1. This artist painted beautiful ladies. Just not nude ones...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:04 PM

14. The way he does the rouge reminds me

of a specific artist. But I can't find this one among his work. Grr.

ETA: BUT I'm seeing him everywhere. There's one of his lithographs that's like the blots above. One specific one. But its dark, dark blue.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:26 PM

15. These are all wonderful, and I don't recognize any of them!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:00 AM

18. HINT: of the five remaining, one is British, one is French, one is Italian and 2 are American

I hope this helps!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:06 AM

19. Question...is #5 Charon rowing over the River Styx?

I've no idea what any of these are, but you should probably carry this challenge over into tomorrow. Lots of people may have gone out for Valentine's and haven't even seen this thread, yet.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:22 AM

20. Five is not. It is a studio work by a decidedly nonfigural painter...

#2 might be, tho...


I'll stay with this over the weekend because I know people often go out on Friday evening and some of the best "conversations" happen later...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:31 PM

37. Is it a Grant Wood? (known for his landscapes & "American Gothic")

He has one called "The Spotted Man" that's similar.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #37)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:41 PM

39. An interesting guess! However, it is not. It is John Constable!

My computer went kablooey for a while this afternoon or I would have posted the answers. Sorry about that.

Yep. Constable. Wouldja believe? I wonder how come he didn't paint more figurative stuff...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:19 AM

21. HINT for #6!

Color is key to knowing this artist...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:51 AM

22. #6: Yves Klein - Untitled Anthropometry

I found this in a Hirshhorn exhibit from 2010. And I learned from his wiki page that for his Anthropométries he used living nude models as his brushes:

Anthropométries

Despite the IKB paintings being uniformly coloured, Klein experimented with various methods of applying the paint; firstly different rollers and then later sponges, created a series of varied surfaces. This experimentalism would lead to a number of works Klein made using naked female models covered in blue paint and dragged across or laid upon canvases to make the image, using the models as "living brushes". This type of work he called Anthropometry. Other paintings in this method of production include "recordings" of rain that Klein made by driving around in the rain at 70 miles per hour with a canvas tied to the roof of his car, and canvases with patterns of soot created by scorching the canvas with gas burners.

...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Klein

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:55 AM

23. Yves Klein Blue!

Good for you, Pinboy!

Any guesses on the other 4 that are unguessed?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:25 AM

24. No luck so far

#2 looks like a representation of Aquarius, 'The Water Bearer.' but that hasn't helped in finding it.

I like #1, but I've been up to my eyeballs in balony/sunset/seashore works without finding it.

I may look for another one I haven't tried yet. Wish me luck!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:35 AM

25. You are on the right track with #2...

HINT for #1: the artist named the painting after a famous poem by Poe...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:52 PM

38. I found the sketch of "Annabel Lee" last night, after...

Last edited Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:38 PM - Edit history (1)


you gave us the list of nationalities...first looking at Wyeth, then Whistler.

That sketch was done on wood and I can see the wood grain in it, now that I know.


This other one, twenty yrs later:




(I never knew about his nifty little butterfly signature, seen on this one)

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Response to countryjake (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:13 PM

40. Ah, so nice! Thanks for that!

I've been doing art dreaming all day at the library and home...I love your post, it helps with the winter doldrums here in New England...

There will be next week, tho! Tune it! It's a fun one that I think you'll like...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:46 AM

26. The Nud?

It figures you'd finally come across with the nekkid people and I'd be late to the party.

#5 is "Is that a broom you have there, or are you happy to see me?"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:50 AM

27. Since there's no Dutch guy, I figured you wouldn't be interested!

and yeah, where were ya?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:54 AM

29. I was trying to crack #6

But after googling "Mousketeer Orgy" I got distracted the results for most of the evening.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:56 AM

32. A fruitless search when it comes to anything I'd post here...

mouseketeers are low on my priority list...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:59 AM

34. Really?

Michelangelo's "Cubby" is widely regarded as his masterpiece.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:35 PM

36. Oh, yeah, I forgot about that...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:51 AM

28. #1: James Abbott McNeill Whistler - Sketch for Annabel Lee

Your clue did it! Thanks!

Funny thing is, I looked for Whistler for #3 at first, but neglected to do it for this one despite the oriental style (especially the use of gold).

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:54 AM

30. Isn't it purdy?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:55 AM

31. Damn... She looked like a Whistler to me too

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:57 AM

33. you shudda whistled...

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:04 AM

35. You know how to whistle, don't you? ...

Speaking of art...




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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:57 AM

41. ANSWERS to Friday's Afternoon Challege!

1. Whistler, Annabel Lee

2. Annibale Carracci, Allegory of River

3. Wm. Merrit Chase, Back of a Nude

4. Eakins, William Rush Carving his Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River

5. Constable, Male Nude study

6. Yves Klein, Anthropometrie.

thanks for joining in, everybody! See you next Friday!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:59 PM

42. Reading more about that Thomas Eakins painting...

I found it interesting that William Rush probably never used an actual nude model in the carving of his statue, but Eakins was adamant that human anatomy be studied, as a teacher. The Realist. Made his point and gave Rush's name notice in our country.

(and there's a George Washington carving hiding in the back there, behind the woman sewing. It's a statue that Rush carved after "Water Nymph and Bittern".)

Thanks for all of these, CTyankee! I've never been so intent on looking at nekkid people before, ha! Fun searches and I am still amazed (and looking) at all of Whistler's works; all I ever knew him for was his mother!



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Response to countryjake (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:10 PM

43. I love the fact that critics found this work to be indecent because the nude wasn't

in a "classical" setting, her underthings were shown on the chair. Shocking!

Speaking of anatomy studies, I find the Carracci especially wonderful in its musculature and the interesting pose. The poor guy chose the wrong time to paint; he was a contemporary of Caravaggio...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:00 PM

44. Ha, I thought that chair the focal point...

all of the brightness and color on it, which is probably what caused the kerfluffle about her underwear, hee hee.

I've not gotten into #2 yet and all I know about Carracci are his little cherubs, the one holding handfuls of flowers and the two peeking thru bushes...gave them to my daughter for her bedroom wall when she was little.


A Cherub Carrying Flowers (2)


Details of Putti from Diana and Endymion

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Response to countryjake (Reply #44)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:14 PM

45. Oh, how wonderful! Bringing her up on great art from the very beginning!

What a marvelous thing to do...I am undone by this...totally thrilled...a great gift to a child, what could be better?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:58 PM

47. We had Putti all over our house when my daughter was little...

the one playing the lute, a Fiorentino; Raphael's little pair; the Bouguereau of Psyche and Cupid. My favorite is hanging right here in a hallway now and I don't even know if it's a classic or not, but we fought over whether she could take it when she left home almost two decades ago...a strikingly beautiful face, with arms clutching chest, both hands on shoulders (I think it represents my girl, to me, which is why I wouldn't let her have it).

My own big brother did similar for me, after he went away to college and actually got to study art. Over the years, he gifted me with many history of art books, print books, studies of various artists that I took a liking to, and oh so many pictures. Most of those are in storage, as I'm cramped for space here, but I've dug out my old copy of "100 of the World's Most Beautiful Paintings" a while back (he gave me that after I was in high school), just to try and figure where I'd seen one of your challenges.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:08 PM

48. Rosso da Fiorentino's two angels "discussing" a book is lovely, but take a look at the rest of

that painting. It's a horror...http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/1425-rosso-fiorentino.html&h=1162&w=950&sz=139&tbnid=4tldmPHOiBXHmM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=74&zoom=1&usg=__dgrNc8tz89wDSCQpxyKqvvU9h-8=&docid=OrWHRwOqZB_bRM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6n0hUZ76AYWA0AH17oCwAg&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q9QEwBw&dur=565

It is why I don't like the artist so much (but he was, after all, a Mannerist), but of course the putti are lovely...what a difference!

You are so lucky to have that big brother!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:03 PM

49. Picking out the details is required for some of those guys...

and I agree, those little angels are the nicest thing about that one (we had those two, too). Didn't know that Fiorentino was a Mannerist, but looking at that picture, I'm beginning to understand what you meant about that period, last week. Maybe they were trying to strike the fear of god back into the common folk, eh, what with the Reformation and all?
Paint the freakiest pictures ever, that'll straighten 'em out!

Here is the other Fiorentino that I used to have, his musician:



And Raphael's angels:


Raphael detail, Sistine Madonna

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Response to countryjake (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:38 AM

50. It's a variation (!) of the "sacra conversazione" theme of the Madonna, Child and Saints that

could be so lovely in other earlier artists' hands (Lippi's little angel "helping" the Christ child onto Mary's lap is quite tender and beautiful for instance). Mary McCarthy wrote some scathing stuff about this Fiorentino presentation, esp. the mascara on the Christ child and the clawlike hands of Mary and others). It is in the Uffizi...when I was in Florence in 2010 on an art intensive with Trinity College staff I think I somewhat miffed a lecturer by pointing out those peculiar characteristics with my obvious disdain...I was otherwise humble of course since I didn't want to get into any trouble with la professoressa...

I am struggling through a rather dry, old book on the Mannerists by Shearman, who is a fine critic. Hopefully, I will finish it and become enlightened...

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Response to countryjake (Reply #44)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:18 PM

46. Oh, yes, the light on her corset! Maybe it was Eakins secret fetish...who knows?

Those Victorians...

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