Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hans Thoma - Figure Drawing

Zwei stehende Frauenakte - around 1890

Adam und Eva

Zwei Jünglinge am Wasser, 1915

Wikipedia page.

Siesta in Musée d'Orsay.

Works in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Die Blauen Bücher, Hans Thoma at

Hans Thoma, 1839-1924. Initially studied at the Karlsruhe Academy, then went to Paris and studied with Courbet. When he returned he initially worked in Munich, the Frankfort am Main and finally back to Karlsruhe. This book publishes his most beautiful and important paintings. The author of the introduction, Jan Under (1908-1993) was, until his retirement in 1973 director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe and one of the best experts on Thoma. The most significant public collections of his paintings can be found today in Karlsruhe, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Bremen and Stuttgart. There are also many paintings still in private hands.

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