Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Venus in Black Stockings 12: Im Boudoir by Károly Teuchert

Im Boudoir (1922)

Back to the nineteen twenties for this painting by Hungarian painter Károly Teuchert (1886-1924),  It has been virtually impossible to find out anything about the artist apart from the fact that he studied in Budapest and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.  Is the lady dressing or undressing?  She looks wistfully at her clothes but her pose doesn't indicate any discomfort with her state.  Perhaps she is a woman who well knows the power of her body.  This painting was sold in 2010 for nearly $4,500 but Teuchert nudes have gone for as much as $11,000.

Teuchert painted a number of nudes in the nineteen twenties.  This second boudoir painting, from the same year, features a maid drying her mistress' foot while the lady admires herself in the mirror.  All manor of gentle sensuality in this one.

Nude with cat (1926)

This one was one of his last paintings, done in 1926, the year of his death.  The girl sports the newly fashionable short hair of the period.  There is no question of any accurate representation of furniture in this, just  a neutral background to display her charms.

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