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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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title unknown

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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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