Friday, November 02, 2018

Eve, after Eric Gill.

This is my copy of the famous 'Eve' by Eric Gill (1926).

I haven't quite finished it but decided to publish it here as an aid to the blog post about making pictures in Pages, a popular programme by Apple, that comes preinstalled on Macintosh computers.  

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Nu mince / Thin Nude.

The public criticised my work 'Pink Nude' based on a drawing by Amedeo Modigliani.

Members of the public were especially shocked by her healthy, well-rounded forms. I have trawled through other nudes by Modigliani but couldn't find one single thin one.

In desperation I am turning to Marcel Duchamp in the hope that this work will be received more favourably.

'Nu mince, pensant à l'éternité', ©A.Anichkin, 2017, digital photography, industrial plastic, plywood.

Monday, September 11, 2017


Drawing by Adolphe Braun, 1916,
from 'Hieroglyphic, or Greek Method of Life Drawing'.

Model is said to be Miss Dorothy Lees,
from here.

This drawing was accompanying the articles related to Britain on my blog 'Tetradki' until Google changed advertising rules that don't allow nudity.

More on Britannia as the national symbol on Wikipedia here and on life drawing here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Europe. Girl Carrying a Bull.

A wonderful drawing by the Belorussian artist Vladimir Fokanov (Minsk). He titled it "Girl Carrying a Bull" (Computer graphics, 2009). Of course, we can see the inverted interpretation of the legend of Zeus abducting Europe.

The composition evokes the famous sculpture of the Titan holding the Earth on his shoulders in front of the Rockefeller Center in New York.

I had used this picture as an icon for my blogs on Europe/EU until Google introduced restrictions on nudity as far as its AdSense advertising programme is concerned. I have removed the image from the blogs where AdSense is applied but here you can still enjoy it.

Republished with the kind permission of the author. See Fokanov's work in his gallery here.

Европа — "Девушка, несущая быка". Рисунок белорусского художника Владимира Фоканова, компьютерная графика, 2009 г.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Эдгар Дега, "Молодые спартанцы"

Эта картина ранее иллюстрировала статью "Секс по-олимпийски" в "Европейских тетрадках". По правилам Гугль, в блогах, участвующих в рекламной программе AdSense, не разрешается публикация обнаженной натуры. Вместо настоящей иллюстрации теперь там помещен "Черный квадрат" А.Аничкина.

Эдгар Дега (Edgar Degas), "Молодые спартанцы", ок. 1860 г., х/м, 109,5 см х 155 см,  подписано автором справа внизу; National Gallery, London, room 44.

На русском название картины дается в разных вариантах: "Юные спартанцы", "Молодые спартанки, вызывающие на состязание юношей", "Спартанские девушки вызывают на состязание юношей".

Сюжет картины основан на отрывке из Плутарха. Историк утверждает, что правитель Спарты Ликург призывал девушек тренироваться в состязательной борьбе.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Black Square, 2017.

The Black Square, by Alexander Anichkin, July 2017.
Slate, photogrhapy, computer graphics.
Signed and dated by author, l.left.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Saint Armel.

This is a surprisingly lively image of St Armel in the Scriptorial museum of Avranches, Normandy. It is mainly devoted to books, handwritten and manually bound by the monks of Mont-Saint-Michel. After the French revolution of 1789 the books were transferred to the nearby town of Avranches.

The statue of Armel is almost life-size, of painted wood. The man has a jovial lively expression I'd associate with the height of Renaissance.

Since Armel was a holy man and a Breton prince of the 6th Century, but the statue is dated of 16th Century, I'd assume that it was made in the image and likeness of someone living at the time.

What a character!

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