Sunday, June 26, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Steven DaLuz's Blue Nude, with footnotes # 127

Steven DaLuz, American, born 1953
Detail; Blue Nude 819, c. 2019
Acrylic inks/mixed media on panel
16 × 12 in, 40.6 × 30.5 cm

Steven DaLuz, American, born 1953
Blue Nude 819, c. 2019
Acrylic inks/mixed media on panel
16 × 12 in, 40.6 × 30.5 cm

Steven DaLuz (born 1953) is a contemporary American Neoluminist artist known for using chemically induced patinas on metal leaf and mixed media to produce figurative works and imagined landscapes often reflecting upon the sublime as a pictorial theme.

DaLuz's works have been published in art periodicals. Considered "ethereal and transcendent", his artwork has been said to combine "a spectacular dissertation on light and shadow with a brilliant collection of colors". DaLuz holds degrees in Social Psychology (BA, Park University 1979), Management ((MA, Central Michigan University, 1981)), Graphic Design (AAS, San Antonio College, 2001), and Fine Arts (BFA, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003), More on Steven DaLuz





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Sunday, June 12, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Matthew James Collins' Allegory: Persephone, with footnotes #125

Matthew James Collins
Detail; Allegory: Persephone, c. 2012
Oil on linen
39 2/5 × 23 3/5 in, 100 × 60 cm

Matthew James Collins
Allegory: Persephone, c. 2012
Oil on linen
39 2/5 × 23 3/5 in, 100 × 60 cm

Persephone (aka Kore) was the Greek goddess of vegetation, especially grain, and the wife of Hades, with whom she rules the Underworld. An important element of the Eleusinian Mysteries and the Thesmophoria festival, the goddess was worshipped throughout the Greek world and frequently appeared in all forms of Greek art. More on Persephone

Matthew James Collins was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1970. Nurtured in an artistic family, his enthusiasm for art was encouraged from the earliest age. By his early teens, his study of drawing had already begun under the tutelage of his father, James Edward Collins, an award-winning architect.

For over 20 years, Matthew has been living in Italy studying and researching the classical techniques painting and sculpture.  He shares his acquired knowledge through his teaching studio in Florence, Italy.

An artist of unusually wide breadth, his oil paintings, frescos and sculptures reveal a rigorous study of the masterworks of the past and a deep observation of nature.  Not limited to a single genre his oeuvre includes portraiture, landscape, decoration and figurative subjects.

Matthew divides his time between Italy and Chicago. He exhibits internationally and his works represented in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. More on Matthew James Collins





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Saturday, June 4, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Anne-Christine Roda's Lola, with footnotes # 121

Anne-Christine Roda
Detail; Lola, c. 2015
Oil on linen
45 7/10 × 35 in, 116 × 89 cm
Private collection

Anne-Christine Roda
Lola, c. 2015
Oil on linen
45 7/10 × 35 in, 116 × 89 cm
Private collection

Anne-Christine Roda creates portraits that can be qualified as hyperrealistic, thus close to a photographic approach, while revealing with a singular acuity, by the material for example, the profound being of the one who poses.

Her favourite subjects: portraits and nudes and sometimes scenes of life. She is not satisfied by just rendering the appearance of the human skin in a incredible realistic way, with its wrinkles, its furrows and its folds, Anne-Christine Roda is also able to recreate the illusion of material, that she manages to reproduce perfectly, and what comes out of her studio is at least spectacular and fascinating. More on Anne-Christine Roda




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Saturday, May 28, 2022

01 Photograph, The Art Of The Nude, Helmut Newton's The Naked Truth, with footnotes # 120

Helmut Newton
Detail; The Naked Truth, C. 1997
Unique Polaroid print
3 7/10 × 2 9/10 in, 9.5 × 7.3 cm
Private collection

Helmut Newton
The Naked Truth, C. 1997
Unique Polaroid print
3 7/10 × 2 9/10 in, 9.5 × 7.3 cm
Private collection

Helmut Newton was born on October 31, 1920, in Berlin, Germany. He attended the American School in Berlin. From an early age, Newton developed a keen obsession with photography, purchasing his very first camera aged 12. Four years later, Newton was to turn his back on mainstream education, taking an apprenticeship with renowned German photographer, Elsle Simon, known as Yva. Her surreal, multiple exposure photographs that took in fashion, theater and the nude were to inspire Newton throughout his career.

On November 9, 1938, Newton, secured passage to China, where he stopped in Singapore until 1940 before leaving to Australia and finding work as a truck driver in the Australian Army.

In 1948, he married actress June Browne, herself a photographer under the name of Alice Springs, a name she chose from a map of Australia. High-profile contracts with Australian Vogue in the 1950’s; British Vogue in 1957-1958; French Vogue in 1961 provided Newton with the exposure that would allow him to stamp his style on fashion photography over the next 40 years.

Known as the ‘King of Kink’, Newton’s erotically charged imagery was provocative as it was masterful in its compositional and narrative direction. Creating highly charged images layered with voyeuristic, sado-masochist undertexts, Newton was drawn to empowered woman presenting a potent image of female sexuality in the 60’s and 70’s. 

Newton died, aged 83, in 2004 following a major car accident in Los Angeles. More on Helmut Newton




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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Charles H. Freeth's Female Nude, with footnotes # 119

Charles H. Freeth, (1912 – 1986, English)
Detail; Female Nude
Oil on Canvas
76.5 x 56 cms | 30 x 22 ins
Private collection


Charles H. Freeth, (1912 – 1986, English)
Female Nude
Oil on Canvas
76.5 x 56 cms | 30 x 22 ins
Private collection

Unfortunately, I have no information about this artist at this time!



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Sunday, May 22, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Charles Knight's SEATED FEMALE NUDE, with footnotes # 118

Charles Knight, (1901-1990)
Detail; SEATED FEMALE NUDE
Oil on canvas
50 cm by 60 cm; 20 in by 23 1/2 in
Private collection

Charles Knight, (1901-1990)
SEATED FEMALE NUDE
Oil on canvas
50 cm by 60 cm; 20 in by 23 1/2 in
Private collection

Charles Knight (1901-1990) was a highly respected topographical landscape painter, and an important figure in Brighton School of Art over many decades. He attended Brighton School of Art (1919-23) where he was particularly influenced by painter Louis Ginnett and architect John Denman.

Having obtained his Diploma in 1923 he studied at the Royal Academy (RA) Schools. Whilst there he was awarded the Landseer Scholarship and the Turner Gold Medal. Like many contemporary artists and curators he was influenced by the revival of interest in the early nineteenth century water-colourist, John Sell Cotman. He began his long association as a teacher with Brighton School of Art in 1926.

Knight played a significant role in regional arts, becoming a member of the Brighton Arts Club (1922) and being elected to the Society of Sussex Painters (1929). He was also active nationally, being elected as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (1933), with full membership in 1935, and Vice-Presidency (1961). He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI, 1933) and continued to show regularly at the Royal Academy Annual Exhibition for most of his life. 

During the War he also attracted media attention, having been invited in 1944 to instruct Princess Margaret in art.

After the War Knight remained highly active as an artist, exhibiting regularly until his death. He also remained involved with the Brighton School of Art, as Acting Vice-Principal (1959) and Vice-Principal (1967), before retiring in 1967. More on Charles Knight





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Saturday, May 21, 2022

01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Francesco Musso's Muse, with footnotes # 117

Francesco Musso, b.1942 Spanish
Unknown (Muse)
Acrylic
L 50cm x W 40cm
Private collection

Francesco Musso was born March 19, 1942 in Caltagirone, Sicily; a graduate and Professor of Fine Arts from the University of Palermo, renowned Italian painter and sculptor, has received over his long and brilliant career, the admiration of figures such as the first Italian Minister Giulio Andreotti for his works in terra cotta for the Casa Italiana.

Particularly serious in Barcelona, Spain, and the venue to show their works to the public. Francesco presented his terracotta figures in the Palau de la Generalitat gaining recognition. At Christmas of 1992 as a gift to the Queen of Spain and her sons, Francesco Musso presented them with a terracotta crib, for which he received the thanks of the Royal House. One of his major works culminated in the 1996, the "sick", a bronze sculpture of three meters to the Psychiatric Hospital of San Juan de Dios in Sant Boi.

Until today his sculptures have receive recognition from prestigious journals and newspapers in Italy and Spain. More on Francesco Musso





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01 Painting, The Art Of The Nude, Steven DaLuz's Blue Nude, with footnotes # 127

Steven DaLuz,  American, born 1953 Detail; Blue Nude 819, c. 2019 Acrylic inks/mixed media on panel 16 × 12 in, 40.6 × 30.5 cm Priv...