Saturday, February 5, 2011

Men of 1890

From a photo album put together by a friend of Thomas Eakins….1890s
1898 University of Wisconsin Rowing Team
Guglielmo Plueschow, 1895.  
 Guglielmo Plueschow, 1899.  
A side view of A.A. Zimmerman in racing position on a wheel of his own design. 
The out of door library. 1897.
William Robison c 1890
Such strong vital beauty in these toned, slender-figured models, immortalized in the flawless perfection of youth by Guglielmo Plüschow at the end of the 19th Century. What a handsome man on the right - that jawline!
Striking young man perched atop a pillar in leafy dappled sun and shade. By Guglielmo Plüschow.
Credited to the great sculptor Auguste Rodin; a vivid, violent scene enacted by two artists’ models - I’m not familiar with the pose, and would welcome any further information on whether this dramatic tableau was ever drawn, sculpted, or even immortalised in bronze.
Rodin Auguste 1840-1917

1 comment:

  1. estupendas, me gustaría ver de los equipos de natación de la época.