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ARTmonday: Nude Drawings at PAAM

The other night I went to a reading by Taylor Larsen from her book Stranger, Father, Beloved at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM).  I haven’t read the book yet, but from what I’ve heard, Larsen has created complex and compelling characters.

One of the advantages of attending evening programs is the chance to wander through an empty gallery or two. In addition to David Hilliard’s large format photos, I saw “Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on view through August 28, 2016.

Curated by Christine McCarthy, the Executive Director of the Museum, the show pulls from PAAM’s 3,000 plus works by over 750 twentieth century and contemporary artists who have worked in Provincetown and on Cape Cod. Most of them are nude drawings.

We know how I love nude artworks. The fluid lines of the female form are so alluring. So much of the woman’s essence is captured from the seemingly simple swoosh of a line defining her back, her shoulder, the swell of her breast, the roundness of her bottom Or, in the case of de Groot’s pieces, with its sharper lines, her modern strength.

Here are six nude drawings from the permanent collection of PAAM. If you’re in Ptown be sure to stop in.

Nude Drawing by Fritz Bultman In Provincetown

Fritz Bultman (1919-1985)
Tacke, 1968
Graphite on paper

Detail of Nude Woman Reclining At PAAM

Fritz Bultman, Tacke (detail)

Nude Drawing By Tony Vevers In Provincetown

Tony Vevers (1926-2008)
untitled (nude, back), 1963
Mixed media on paper

Nude Drawing By Irving Marantz In Provincetown

Irving Marantz (1912-1972)
Study of a Bather, n.d.
Charcoal on paper

Nude Drawing By Nanno de Groot In Provincetown

Nanno de Groot (1913-1963)
untitled (female nude 2/29/1956), 1956
Graphite on paper

Nude Drawing By Nanno de Groot In Provincetown

Nanno de Groot (1913-1963)
untitled (female nude 3/3/1956), 1956
Graphite on paper

Drawings From The Permanent Collection At PAAM

Installation at PAAM

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Get the Look: 25 Nude Artworks

If you are feeling inspired by yesterday’s images of interior spaces hung with nudes, here are drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, and photographs available for sale online and at galleries in a wide range of price points.

Francine Turk

Tony Vevers, DNA Gallery

Brandon Herman, Untitled (Suzie Hedge)
archival print starting at $20 at 20×200

Left: Robert Malherbe, Nude with Tilted Head, 2008, oil on linen
$2,950 at Tim Olsen Gallery
Right: Jean Paul Brusset, ink drawing, c. 1950
starting bid $499.99 on eBay

David Bates, Reclining Nude, 2011 Betty Cunningham Gallery

Martine Emdur, Diaphne, 2010, oil on linen
$16,000 at  Tim Olsen Gallery

Cynthia Packard, Studio

Left: Embarrassed Female Statue, French drawing, c. 1910, $68 on eBay
Right: Young Female Nude, Michael Werner, $120 on eBay

Jean Fusaro, Nurose, 1959, oil on canvas
$3,800 at Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques

Jacqueline Marval, Nu Allonge, 1912, Papillon Gallery

Left:  Robert Malherbe, Christina Flats VI, 2007, oil on linen
$4,000 at Tim Olsen Gallery
Right:  Pronkin, original india ink female nude, $6.75 on eBay

Neil Rodger, Nude with Bracelet, 2007, oil on canvas, Everard Read Gallery

Dana Ellyn, Balcony, 2011, watercolor, $90

Malerie Marder, Untitled, Artspace

Sally Michel, Reclining Nude, Childs Gallery

Left:  Original signed female pastel nude, $14 on eBay
Right: The Rac, Mama Singing in the Rain, pastel drawing, $46.75 on eBay

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir, From the Earth,
archival print starting at $100 at Artspace

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir, Bubble Bath
archival print starting at $100 at Artspace

Left: Lucie Bennett, Green Torso, gloss paint on aluminum
Right: Guna Naruns, nude watercolor, $95 on eBay

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