Wednesday, 12 August 2015

ZAC's FIGURE STUDIES

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ZAC SAWYER - FIGURE STUDIES


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'Zac as the Spirit of Victory'
'Der Geist des Sieges' - after Franz von Stuck
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Stuck was born at Tettenweis, in Bavaria. From an early age he displayed an affinity for drawing and caricature. To begin his artistic education he relocated in 1878 to Munich, where he would settle for life. From 1881 to 1885 Stuck attended the Munich Academy.
Stuck's subject matter was primarily from mythology, inspired by the work of Arnold Böcklin. Large forms dominate most of his paintings and indicate his proclivities for sculpture. His seductive female nudes are a prime example of popular Symbolist content. Stuck paid much attention to the frames for his paintings and generally designed them himself with such careful use of panels, gilt carving and inscriptions that the frames must be considered as an integral part of the overall piece.

for more of Stuck see Great German Art



'Young Zac'
Based on a Nude Study by Christen Købke 1855
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Christen Schiellerup Købke (26 May 1810 – 7 February 1848), Danish painter, was born in Copenhagen. He is one of the best known artists belonging to the Golden Age of Danish Painting.




Young Zac -  'Studie eines Ephebe in einer Heroisch Pose'
Based on a Nude Study by George von Hoeßlin
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'Georg Karl Balthasar von Hoeßlin (* 20. März 1851 in Budapest; † 9. Februar 1923 in München) war ein bayerischer Professor, Maler, und Mitglied der allgemeinen deutschen Kunstgenossenschaft.'

George von Hoeßlin (1851-1923) is an interesting figure in art in view of his origins and study. German by heritage, but born in Hungary and educated in the United States, after his family emigrated to North America in 1856.
In 1870 he wanted to study art and returned to Europe (München) where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts.
In München, (Munich), he trained under Wilhelm Lindenschmit (1829 -1 895), a German history painter.
He traveled to Rome and Venice for additional studies later on.
In 1880 he returned to Boston, Mass.
He made return trips to München after his return to America.
The drawing was probably a preparatory study for an historical painting, part of his oeuvre of portraits and historical paintings.

for an explicit (fully nude) version of this image go to Great Art - 'The Art of Zac Sawyer'




'Zac as Ὀδυσσεύς'
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Ulysses is derived from Ulixes, the Latin name for Ὀδυσσεύς - Odysseus, a character in ancient Greek literature.
Odysseus, also known by the Latin name Ulysses was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey.
Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in that same epic cycle.
Husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his brilliance, guile, and versatility (polytropos), and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning (mētis, or "cunning intelligence").
He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the decade-long Trojan War.



'Siegfried Forges Nothung'
Richard Wagner
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Nothung was the sword left by Wotan in the trunk of the tree that was the center-piece of Hunding's hut. Only Siegmund, Siegfried's father, could draw it out. The sword is shattered when Siegmund uses it to strike Wotan's spear. The shattered pieces go with baby Siegfried. Mime, who looks after Siegfried from a baby unsuccessfully attempts the re-forge the shattered pieces. Since Mime, the Nibelung, was unable to forge Nothung, Siegfried decides to do it himself.
He succeeds by shredding the metal, melting it, and casting it anew. In the meantime, Mime brews a poisoned drink to offer Siegfried after the youth has defeated the dragon. After he finishes forging the sword, Siegfried demonstrates its strength by chopping the anvil in half with it. 

adapted from a scene in Fritz Lang's film 'Nibelungen'

for the full story and many more images see:




'Der Tod von Siegfried'
Richard Wagner
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Wotan's ravens fly up distracting Siegfried, and Hagen stabs him in the back with his spear.
The others look on in horror, and Hagen explains in three words ("Meineid rächt sich!" – "Perjury avenges itself") that since Siegfried admitted loving Brünnhilde, the oath he swore on Hagen's spear was obviously false, therefore it was Hagen's duty to kill him with it.

based on a scene from the film 'Nibelungen' by Fritz Lang.

for more information and the full story see:
Zac's Wagner - Götterdämmerung




'O sink hernieder Nacht der Liebe'
'Tristan und Isolde'
Richard Wagner

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The lovers, at last alone and freed from the constraints of courtly life, express their passion for each other. Tristan decries the realm of daylight which is false, unreal, and keeps them apart. It is only in night, he claims, that they can truly be together and only in the long night of death can they be eternally united ("O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe"). During their long night of love, Brangäne calls a warning several times that the night is ending ("Einsam wachend in der Nacht"), but her cries fall upon deaf ears.

'O sink hernieder,
Nacht der Liebe,
gib Vergessen,
dass ich lebe;
nimm mich auf
in deinen Schoss,
löse von
der Welt mich los !'

for the complete story and more images see:
http://zcswagner.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-complete-wagner-tristan-und-isolde.html




'Aesthetic Zac'
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Aestheticism (also the Aesthetic Movement) is an art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature, fine art, music and other arts. It was particularly prominent in Europe during the 19th century, 
In the 19th century, it was related to other movements such as symbolism or decadence represented in France, or decadentismo represented in Italy.



'Classical Woodland Zac'
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'Preparatory Male Nude Study'
Classical Zac
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'Beach Zac'
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'Zac at the Neptune Pool'
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'Boy on the Beach'
male nude study
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Pete plays badminton with Zac
in the snow, at the Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding - Christmas 2015
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'Dreaming'
male nude study
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Pete - Posing Nude - (well almost) - as 'Marius'
Ancient Roman Boy Gladiator
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'Angel Pete'
Summer 2015
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'Pete - Nude Study'
Summer 2015
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'Pete - Nude Study at the Beach'
Summer 2015
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'Pete - on a Dolphin'
Summer 2015
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John Davidson - Portrait
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'Nude Boy From the Rear'
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'Young Lovers'
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'Nude Study - Blonde Boy'
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'Nude Youth'
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'Muscle Nude'
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'The Boy's Nude Gym'
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'Classical Zac - Nude'
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Yes - this is really Zac nude - Zac has recently lost weight - so this is Zac now - with everything the natural size and shape.
As you can imagine, it was not easy task the get the British Museum to allow him to pose on their main stair-case - after visitors hours, of course - and Zac found it cold.




'Christmas Zac'
Zac in the Snow - Nude
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ZAC's DRAWINGS
   


Pete - Ready for School
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Pete - After the Gym
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John Davidson - Nude
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John Davidson - Nude
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John Davidson - Nude
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John Davidson - on the 'Phone
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John Davidson - Flexing in the Shower
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John Davidson - Nude Study
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'Preparatory Male Nude Study'
Classical Zac© Zac Sawyer 2014






Young Zac -  'Studie eines Ephebe in einer Heroisch Pose'
Based on a Nude Study by George von Hoeßlin

© Copyright Zac Sawyer 2014

'Georg Karl Balthasar von Hoeßlin (* 20. März 1851 in Budapest; † 9. Februar 1923 in München) war ein bayerischer Professor, Maler, und Mitglied der allgemeinen deutschen Kunstgenossenschaft.'

George von Hoeßlin (1851-1923) is an interesting figure in art in view of his origins and study.
German by heritage, but born in Hungary and educated in the United States, after his family emigrated to North America in 1856.
In 1870 he wanted to study art and returned to Europe (München) where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts.
In München, (Munich), he trained under Wilhelm Lindenschmit (1829 -1 895), a German history painter. He traveled to Rome and Venice for additional studies later on.
In 1880 he returned to Boston, Mass.
He made return trips to München after his return to America.
The drawing was probably a preparatory study for an historical painting, part of his oeuvre of portraits and historical paintings.




be patient -
more on the way
                      'Zac'



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