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Art Sharing #14: Anders Zorn (traditional media painting)


Anders Zorn
(1860 - 1920)


Zorn is a painter after my own heart. Ze's probably most famous for zir portraits -- but it is zir nature nudes that I love so much. They have a softness and a rawness about them, and it feels like ze painted the plants and water with as much care as ze did the humans. The woods and shores feel real and alive, not just convenient backdrops for the models. I love the use of color in zir paintings -- it feels so warm in the indoor settings, and so fresh and breezy in the nature settings. But zir use of line is also really incredible -- ze was a prolific etcher, and the prints from zir etchings capture me almost as much as zir paintings.

I am enchanted by zir work -- I think mostly because ze wanted to capture life as it was, not pretty it up and pose it. I see two sides in zir nudes: the gritty, warm, messy aspect of humanity, captured in the indoor nudes which are usually in a state of preparation or cleansing, and the wild, fresh, pure aspect, captured in the nature nudes which are in a state of exploration or relaxation. I love both ♥





My Models

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På Hemsö

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Tidigt

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The Two

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The First Pose

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Premier Bain

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In Werner's Rowing Boat

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I Wikstroms Atelje

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Dagmar

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Mot Strommen

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Helga

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Le Tub

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Nude Rowing

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Girl From Smaland

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Loftsangen

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Studio Idyll

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I Sangkammaren

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Solbadande Flicka

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I Ateljén

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Översvämning

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Skramd

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Röd Sand

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After the Bath

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Two Friends

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Ingeborg

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Naken Under En Gran

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Reflexions

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Frileuse

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Red Stockings

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I made a ton of icons from zir art a while back -- if you want to check them out, click:
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Comments
saturnsdaughter ══╣prettysquarebox - Namine╠══
He has a very nice style. I like how realistic all the people look, both in how he drew them and the shapes of their bodies.
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- me (belly goddess)╠══
I love that too! I love pear shapes and B-shaped hips, and poky bellies are my favorite ;-)
musicandmisery ══╣╠══
These are stunning, they almost look like photographs. ♥
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
isn't the light in them amazing??
febrile_lune ══╣╠══
Just... wow.
I tried to pick out some of my favourites but it's too hard. I like them all so much! Thanks for sharing.
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- art (Zorn fireglow)╠══
I KNOW! It was hard for me even to trim it down to this many, I love pretty much every nude ze's ever done!

you are most welcome ;-)
jenniology ══╣Creative╠══
I'm always thrilled when someone appreciates the work of a Swedish painter - so many people think art can only come from France or Italy!

Lovely paintings. Thank you for sharing. :) I haven't seen Zorn's creations since art class a few years ago!
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- art (Zorn fireglow)╠══
hee hee, what got me was -- it looks so WARM in these! Does it really get that warm in Sweden?

you are most welcome! I love Zorn's style so much.
jenniology ══╣Season - Summer╠══
Like in the US, it depends on where you are - at the right place at the right time, summer (and spring and autumn, too) can be very, very warm indeed. :)
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belenen ══╣curvygirl -- art (Zorn fireglow)╠══
I love Zorn's focus on pear shapes! Other than Zorn and Renoir, most painters I know tend to focus on hourglass or overall-slim shapes. ;-) I have quite a collection of curvy-woman painters to share -- I was trying to rotate between different types of art but I think I'll focus on traditional painting for a while ;-)
suesniffsglue ══╣╠══
Beautiful! I loved these. I am especially enthralled with Studio Idyll; it's just lovely!
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
yay! so glad you enjoyed ;-)
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belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
I'm so glad! ;-)
phydeau ══╣╠══
I've seen some of these before, but I never knew who it was. Thank you for sharing!
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- art (Zorn fireglow)╠══
you're most welcome!
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