Posts Tagged ‘Nude’

Artist of the moment…….Chang Yu Sanyu



Chang Yu Sanyu was a Chinese painter and printmaker born in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, China in the year 1901. His family was well respected and wealthy, the family owned and ran a silk weaving mills. The artist was home schooled by the best teachers and his father spared no expense in art lessons. His father was a respected artist who enjoyed painting animals.

Sanyu was renown for his modernist depictions of the nude and for his floral works.

China was in the midst of a government revolution in 1911 and Sanyu decided to relocate to France. Some of his classmates found Paris very expensive so his classmates moved to Berlin, Germany. Sanyu also would relocate to Berlin to be with his friends, but would return to Paris in a few short years. Whilst in Paris Sanyu attended the Academy de la Grand Chaumiere.

Sanyu spent most of his life in Europe and enjoyed moderate success as a painter and printmaker.

Chang Yu Sanyu passed away in 166.

Price range information: Works in pencil can be found starting at $10,000. Large works in oils or ink can reach 10 million dollars.




Artist of the moment…..Zoe Mozert

Zoe Mozert was an American artist who was a leader in the pin up movement.  Zoe Mozert was one of few women illustrators working against such renowned male pin up artists George Petty or Alberto Vargas. Zoe Mozert was born in the year 1907.

For her collegiate education Zoe Mozert attended the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art.

The medium most used by Mozert was pastel. Mozert illustrated many magazine and calenders over her lengthy career.

In this clip we listen to singer Perry Como whilst viewing some remarkable paintings by Mozert. From an artistic standpoint in many works her viewpoints show her great sense of draftsmanship. For instance a profile painting for us whilst but in the mirror the character holds its a three quarters view. What a remarkable artist:

Another selection of works set to 1920s swing music! :

Zoe Mozert passed away in 1993.

Mozert will hopefully be rediscovered soon by the artworld. Technically her work was often times more stronger than those of Gil Elvgren or George Petty. Long live the pin up vibe! Her work seems so strong and honest because on many occasions she served as her own model!

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $20,000.


Artist of the moment…….Photographer Iwase Yoshiyuki

Iwase Yoshiyuki was an photographer born in Onjuku, Japan in the year 1904.  The city was a fishing village. The artist was very intelligent and earned a law degree from the Meiji University Law School.  Yoshiyuki enjoyed both mixing the nude and the landscape and made many spectacular images of both.

The family owned a sake distillery.

The artist received a Kodak camera as a gift and his passion for taking pictures of the local women he saw began.

His most renown series is called the Ama Divers. An Ama diver  was highly skilled and they usually went out three times per day to hunt for pearls. As this way of life disappeared, the artists photographs of these remarkable women are all we have to go by. But what amazing pictures!

I enjoy his use of the silhouette of the figure against a natural background.

Yoshiyuki passed away in 2001 at the age of 96 years old.

price range information: Works range between $2,000 to $50,000.