L'Étude Académique: revue artistique illustrée, recueil de documents humains [revue bi-mensuelle].
[Paris]: [Amédée Vignola, Librarie d'Art Technique], [1903-1914]. First Edition. Unbound housed in separate boxes. Scarce collection of the French academic journal, "L'Étude Académique, a study of the human nude form for artistic and art historical study." Apparently, Henri Matisse referred to this journal and others to study the "conceptualization of the female nude as an erotic spectacle and his use of the arabesque as a signifier of feminine voluptée were in large part shaped by the illustrations and editorials he observed in these journals."(Patricia Briggs, Matisse's Odalisques and the Photographic Académie). The features an analysis of an art historical concept from color to aesthetic to composition and illustrates the pretexts with nude forms of men, women, and young children figures in Classical art poses. Published bi-monthly.
Amédée Vignola began as a humorous cartoonist in the 1880s. In 1886, he collaborated with the Moustique de Toulouse, a conservative satirical weekly. At the beginning of the next decade, he moved to Paris, where he mixed with the art world Monmartrois. He later drew vignettes for shadow and puppet theater, including the Grand-Guignol. Very Good+. Collection of unbound journals in eight volumes, sorted into seven cloth boxes [missing volume 7]. Unknown series, uncollated, and numbering, fully illustrated with black and white photography. Text in French, English, and German. Features over 1,500 images and studies of nude figures. Two volumes (two and eight) include clipped images from journals. Some edgewear and evidence of foxing, minor tearing and water damage on selective leaves, otherwise in very good condition. Item #10207