Académies

     Studies of the nude or partially draped figure that were done during one's time at an academy or atelier were referred to as académies in France. The examination of such studies can further our understanding of academic art education as well as providing useful examples of how to solve problems in our own study of the human figure. As with most parts of the Realist Art Reasource, this is a growing collection, if you have any additions you woud like to suggest please contact us.

Male nude, seated, three-quarter view from back by William Mulready. 1848. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Male Life Study by William Edward Frost. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Academy. Jean-Jacques Henner. Photo (C) RMN / Franck Raux Paris, Musée Jean-Jacques Henner.

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Academy of a Man.Jean-Jacques Henner. Between 1846 and 1858. Photo (C) RMN / Franck Raux Paris, Musée Jean-Jacques Henner.

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Human Study - Academy . Achille Etna Michallon. Photo (C) RMN (Musée du Louvre) / Thierry Ollivier. Courtesy of the Louvre Museum.

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Study of a Naked Man by Abel Paul Lefebvre, 1881. Photo (C) RMN / Jacques Quecq of Henripret. Courtesy of Lille, Palace of Fine Arts.

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Carl Hermann Martini, German (1796 - 1869). "Male Nude Seen from Behind with His Arms Raised and His Right Knee on a Pedestal." 1861. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Frederick R. Koch. Image: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College

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Female Life Study by William Edward Frost. 1842. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Female Nude from Behind, Facing Left. Oscar Fehrer. 1897. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Elizabeth and Catherine Fehrer. Image: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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Study of a Nude Man. Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916. c. 1869. Oil on canvas. Accession Number:1929-184-9. Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Male Nude, Seen from Behind. Hippolyte Flandrin or Paul Flandrin. Date: ca. 1829–46.The Whitney Collection, Promised Gift of Wheelock Whitney III, and Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. McVeigh, by exchange, 2003. Accession Number: 2003.42.29. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Standing Male Nude Pulling a Rope. Attributed to Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins, American (Philadelphia, PA 1844 - 1916 Philadelphia, PA). 19th-20th century . Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of an Anonymous Donor and the Richard Norton Memorial Fund. Image: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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Study of a Nude Man. Artist: French Painter (early 19th century) Date: ca. 1810–20. Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1952 Accession Number: 52.71. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Standing Male Nude Holding a Discus. Camille-Felix Bellanger, French (1853 - 1924). 19th-20th century. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Maurice Sternberg. Image: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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Male Nude in the Studio of Bonnat. Lauritz Tuxen. 1877. Statens Museum for Kunst. National Gallery of Denmark.

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Study of a Nude Man (The Strong Man). Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916. c. 1869. Oil on canvas. Accession Number: 1929-184-18 Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929. The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Female Nude. By P.S. Krøyer. 1877. Courtesy of Skagen Museum.

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Study of a female nude from the back. By P.S. Krøyer. 1877. Courtesy of Skagen Museum.

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