MARIAN MARCEL, Les frôleuses 01 Work, The Art Of The Nude, with footnotes # 46

MARIAN MARCEL, (1920 – 1993)
Les frôleuses, c. 1984

Photograph
24 x 18 cm
Private collection

Les frôleuses; Provocative woman; seductive.

Marcel Mariën (April 29, 1920 in Antwerp – September 19, 1993 in Brussels) was a Belgian surrealist (later Situationist), poet, essayist, photographer, collagist, filmmaker, and maker of objects.

Mariën was one of the most intriguing and elusive figures in the Belgian wing of the Surrealist movement. He was not only an artist, but also a publisher, a bookseller, a sailor, a journalist in China and an elaborate Surrealist prankster.

Aged 15, Marien became apprentice to a photographer – initially undertaking menial roles, but later setting up a home studio to develop his own projects. In 1937, he first encountered the surrealist paintings of René Magritte in exhibition and – inspired by André Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto – traveled to Brussels to seek out the artist.

Magritte was warmly welcomed into the close-knit Belgian Surrealist group. Within a year, he had his own work included in the Surrealist group exhibition, Surrealist Objects and Poems, in London.

In 1939, he enlisted in the Belgian Army to fight in World War II, but was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Germany. Following his release, he returned to Brussels and, in 1943, wrote and published the very first monograph on Magritte.

It was not until 1943 that he produced his first photograph with a distinctive personal vision, “De Sade à Lénine”, an image of a woman cutting a slice of bread, the loaf gripped tightly against her naked torso, the blade pointing at her left breast. Mariën commented, “the knife passes from de Sade to Lenin”.

It was pure Surrealism, marked with the two themes that would characterize his photography: the everyday object stripped of its traditional function and the female body as an instrument of creation.

Mariën was never a practical man and was helped by his partner Hedwige Benedix in the production of his art work. In 1983, a year after her death, he again took up photography as a quick and immediate way of expressing his ideas. He carried on where he had left off in 1942 and began producing one extraordinary image after another, simple yet elegant surreal images with free associations of imagery and text. More on Marcel Mariën

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Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen, Royal Danish Navy 01 Marine Painting – With Footnotes, #204

Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865–1948)
Seascape with Royal Danish Navy vessels, c. 1908

Oil on canvas
51×43.5 cm.
Private collection

Wilhem Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865-1948). Arnesen’s father was a skipper and a builder of model ships developing Arnesen’s interest for maritime at a very young age. Later when Arnesen was educated at the Academy of Arts he was given the highly esteemed honour to accompany the Danish Royal family on their many travels abroad. Arnesen was known for his detailed and powerful seascapes with large sail ships and often portrayed famous historical events. Arnesen traveled and worked all around the world and his paintings were in high demand. Arnesen is known to be the last of the great old national marine artists. The paintings of Arnesen have been exhibited at the world fair in Chicago , Museum of Arts in Lübeck , Germany and frequently at Charlottenborg. 


Twice he won one of the Neuhausens Prizes ( 1893 for A major sailing ship is behind the pilot , 1899 for the school ship Georg Stage ). He received the Aarsmedaillen in 1907 (for the bright nights ) and became Knight of the Dannebrog in 1931. More on Wilhem Karl Ferdinand Arnesen

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Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen: Leaving Copenhagen 01 Classic Work of Art, Marine Paintings – With Footnotes, #203

Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865–1948)
Detail, Prince Carl and Princess Maud of Denmark leaving Copenhagen for Oslo on the Royal Yacht as King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway , 1905

Oil on canvas
48 x 70 cm. (18.9 x 27.6 in.)
Private collection
Vilhelm Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865–1948)
Detail, Prince Carl and Princess Maud of Denmark leaving Copenhagen for Oslo on the Royal Yacht as King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway , 1905

Oil on canvas
48 x 70 cm. (18.9 x 27.6 in.)
Private collection

Wilhem Karl Ferdinand Arnesen (Danish, 1865-1948). Arnesen’s father was a skipper and a builder of model ships developing Arnesen’s interest for maritime at a very young age. Later when Arnesen was educated at the Academy of Arts he was given the highly esteemed honour to accompany the Danish Royal family on their many travels abroad. Arnesen was known for his detailed and powerful seascapes with large sail ships and often portrayed famous historical events. Arnesen traveled and worked all around the world and his paintings were in high demand. Arnesen is known to be the last of the great old national marine artists. The paintings of Arnesen have been exhibited at the world fair in Chicago , Museum of Arts in Lübeck , Germany and frequently at Charlottenborg. 


Twice he won one of the Neuhausens Prizes ( 1893 for A major sailing ship is behind the pilot , 1899 for the school ship Georg Stage ). He received the Aarsmedaillen in 1907 (for the bright nights ) and became Knight of the Dannebrog in 1931. More on Wilhem Karl Ferdinand Arnesen

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