DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Alfred MUNNINGS | A study of a male nude in Julian's atelier, Paris

England 1878 – 1959
France 1902-03, Germany 1909
A study of a male nude in Julian's atelier, Paris c.1902
oil on canvas
image 82.4 (h) x 66.0 (w) cm
The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum, Dedham, Essex

A study of a male nude in Julian’s atelier, Paris exemplifies works produced at the Académie Julian by many artists at this time. Typically, the subject is observed against the light, contre-jour, involving a close study of local colour. Munnings described his time at the Académie Julian in the first volume of his autobiography, An artist’s life(1950): Julian’s in the Rue du Dragon soon became a second home … All were friends. Some advanced students were painting the most wonderful studies. Large canvases surprised us with their truth, drawing and colour … Youth, enthusiasm and small expenses bore us along week by week.’

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