Thomas Eakins : The Absolute Male

Often criticized during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting the male nude, accomplished draftsman, anatomist, and artist Thomas Eakins 1844 1916 is now acclaimed as one of America s greatest realist painters Eakins believed in a classical approach to art, and made no compromises with the s of his time His insistence on having female students drOften criticized during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting the male nude, accomplished draftsman, anatomist, and artist Thomas Eakins 1844 1916 is now acclaimed as one of America s greatest realist painters Eakins believed in a classical approach to art, and made no compromises with the s of his time His insistence on having female students draw from live male nude models caused him to be dismissed from one important teaching post and created a storm of controversy which substantially hurt his career Only at the end of his life was his work fully recognized as equal to that of some of the great European old masters Taken from collections across the globe, this book features a stunning collection of drawings, paintings, and photographs of Eakins s male nudes, which showcase the artist s immense and still influential skill in rendering the male form A major Eakins retrospective will be at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spring of 2002.
Thomas Eakins The Absolute Male Often criticized during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting the male nude accomplished draftsman anatomist and artist Thomas Eakins is now acclaimed as one of America

  • Title: Thomas Eakins : The Absolute Male
  • Author: John Esten
  • ISBN: 9780789306784
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Thomas Eakins was a firm believer in the importance of the male nude as a subject for drawing, and encouraged his students by insisting that they no only draw from the male nude but spend recreation together in the nude, and this book clearly demonstrates that he practised this.The text is relatively brief, what follows is a collection of about 50 images including Eakins' paintings but predominately his photographs of the posing male nudes that he he had his students draw, along with photographs [...]

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