The Naked Child in Art

/The Naked Child in Art

Viktor Borisov-Musatov

Viktor Borisov-Musatov was a Russian Impressionist and Symbolist painter.

Thomas Alexander Harrison

Thomas Alexander Harrison was an American painter.

Paul Chmaroff

Paul Chmaroff was a Russian painter. There was a major retrospective of his work at the Art Élysées in 2009 and again in 2012 at the Espace Pierre Cardin. Usually artists have portrayed men and boys bathing together, but one of Chmaroff's major themes was women and girls bathing together.    

Hermann Lismann

Hermann Lismann was a German painter. As a Jew he was persecuted by the Nazis and died in the Majdanek concentration camp.

Frederick Gladstone Gray

Frederick Gladstone Gray (1881-c1930) was an American painter. This is Boys bathing in the Mississippi

Giovanni Giacometti

Giovanni Giacometti (1868-1935) was a Swiss painter. These works show his transition from a more realist approach to his experimentation with impressionism and fauvism.

Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky

Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky was a Russian painter.

Thomas Pollock Anschutz

Thomas Pollock Anschutz was an American painter. This set is notable because it includes a photograph.

Peder Severin Kroyer

Peder Severin Krøyer was a Danish painter, part of the Skagen group, the seaside town where all these paintings were set.

Disney’s Pollyanna

A reader alerted me to the fact that the Disney film Pollyanna starts with a skinny dipping scene. A quick search found that it exists on Youtube. So here it is - watch just the opening few seconds. My how times have changed.