|Ulysses Fleeing the Cave of Polyphemus, 1812, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg|
|Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg|
Self-portrait, 1803, age 20.
|View Through Three Northwest Arches of the Coliseum in Rome, |
Storm Gathering Over the City, 1815, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg.
|Marble Steps Santa Maria Aracoeli Fachada, Rome, ca. 1813-16, |
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
|Julie Eckersberg, 1817, Christoffer |
Wilhelm Eckersberg, his second wife.
Eckersberg's painting during his academic years centered around the nude figure, often times closely bordering on the naked, even the erotic. And unlike many such academicians (particularly in France) at the time, Eckersberg seemed to have no preference as to gender, his male nudes quite as plentiful and just as graphically explicit as his females. But then, Eckersberg, all his life, had been something of a stickler for details (as can be seen in his lengthy painting titles). For example, his painting of Marble Steps Santa Maria Aracoeli Fachada (above), is surprisingly accurate as compared to the photo of the same scene today (below).