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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bathing Venuses by Leo Putz

Bathers (1914)

Back in June we featured a splendid photograph by Josef Bayer of German women bathing naked in the Motzener See.  This painting, by the Austrian born, German based Leo Putz (1869-1940), has a similar atmosphere about it. 

This is one of a number of paintings (many of them nudes) Putz produced between 1909 and 1914, during which time he stayed at Schloss Hartmannsberg in Bavaria, which is situated between two lakes.  We will look at more of Putz's enticing nudes from this period another time.