Saturday, November 1, 2008

Karl von Blaas - Female Figure Painting

Karl von Blaas (1815-1894) was the patriarch of a family of Austrian painters.  He studied at the Academies of Venice and of Rome, which at the time were cities within the Austrian Empire.  His was a history and fresco painter of the late Biedermeier period, and a professor of the arts.

His son was Eugene von Blaas (1843-1931) who learned painting from his father and specialized in figure paintings and the life of Venetian fisher-folk.

A couple of ebooks about figure painting:

Figure Painting in Water Colours

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