|In the Studio, 1881, Marie Bashkirtseff. Classes were segregated by gender.|
|Roldolphe Julian, 1870s|
|Bouguereau's Atlier (class), 1891, Jefferson David Chalfant. Drawing the nude human figure was the cornerstone of the Academie Julian curriculum.|
|Passage de Panoramas, home of the|
Academie Julian from 1868 to 1959.
|Marie Bashkirtseff at her easel.|
Ladies' fashions during the late
1800s were not well suited
for working all day at an easel.
The list of famous artists who attended classes at the Academie Julian is enough to make your eyes glaze over, (but, to name just a few) they include Grant Wood,, Jean Arp, Cecilia Beaux, Henri Matisse, Kahlil Gibran, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Dubuffet, Thomas Hart Benton, John Singer Sargent, Diego Rivera, Emile Bernard, and Charles Demuth (and those are just some of the ones I've written about).
|The Acamemie Julian today.|
|Study of a Male Nude in Julian's Atlier, |
1902-03, Alfred Munnings. Apparently a
slender physique was not considered
essential for male models.
|An Academie Julian brochure from 1903|
--lots of staring at the model but not much art happening.