Bathing in Beauty: Nina Nolte

16 Jan

Although I love the cold winter months, for many, January is a tough month to swallow.  All the gaiety of the holidays now in the past, it seems such a long time before the warmth of spring and the ease of summer.  So on what may be for many of you a cold, dreary Monday, I thought a little sunshine and warmth from German artist Nina Nolte may put a little spring back in your socked & booted step!

Forgotten Dreams, acrylic on canvas, 100x16x4 cm

Nolte’s depictions of stylish ladies lounging by the pool recalls, to me, a modern-day version of traditional European works depicting the wealthy socializing and at play, such as Fragonard or Boucher.  The richness of the color ( that yellow! )and details in the folds of fabric bring to mind the sumptuousness of the textiles of Vermeer.

The Days of Wine and Roses, acrylic on canvas, 100x200x4 cm

The works do hearken back in some ways to European traditions, but it is done in such an enchantingly modern, yet elegantly timeless way.

Some of Those Days, acrylic on canvas, 100x160x4 cm

The viewer is given the position of voyeur, thanks especially to the bird’s eye view angle of many of the pieces.  It feels a bit like we’re eavesdropping on some really juicy society gossip!

You Must Believe in Spring, acrylic on canvas, 65x65x4

As Time Goes By, acrylic on canvas, 100x160x4 cm

To bask in more of Nolte’s bathing beauties, please visit her website.  Think of these while you’re sloshing through freezing rain and snow!

Featured image is How Deep is the Ocean?, acrylic on canvas, 1oox200x4 cm.  All images are via the artist’s website.

6 Responses to “Bathing in Beauty: Nina Nolte”

  1. bravelycreative January 16, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Love these. Thanks for sharing!

  2. gaylespaintings January 16, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    These are beautiful!

  3. Margaret VanDusen Smith January 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I love Nina Noltes work…this is how I view the world around me,when I say I’m enjoying “Cheap Entertainment…(‘course a little Wine helps… ;>)

    • Lesley January 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      Haha! Love that, Margaret!


  4. Fine Line Magazine January 20, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Great post! We love Nina’s work too. You should check out the cover of our fourth issue:

    • Lesley January 20, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Love it! I’m bookmarking your website to explore more thoroughly later. 🙂

      All the best,

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