My absolute favorite artist is Hans Zatzka, born 8 March 1859 in Vienna, Austria. I first discovered Zatzka’s art while browsing eBay many years ago. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and also painted under the names P. Ronsard, Zabateri, Joseph Bernard, Bernard Zatzka and Pierre de Ronsard.
Although Zatzka made his living from painting religious themed frescos in churches and alter paintings, he is perhaps best known for his paintings of maidens, nymphs and cherubs.
A copy of Zatzka’s “In the Night Sky” hangs in my dining area. Looks so ethereal!
Two vintage prints in ornate brass frames hang in my living room.
My newest acquisition featuring the artwork of Hans Zatzka is this antique vase trimmed with gold and marked Victoria Austria. I spotted it in my favorite antique shop and quickly grabbed it before someone else bought it!
Here are other examples of Zatzka artwork showcasing gorgeous nymphs, maidens and cherubs. Warning…stop here if you don’t like seeing partial nudity!! Zatzka was obviously fond of painting semi nudes. LOL!
“Elfenreigen” – This is one of my favorites…nymphs dancing under the light of the full moon.
“Symphony of Water Nymphs”
“Pearls of the Sea” – this is another favorite of mine.
“The Arrival of Spring”
“Venus with Putti and Attendants”
Zatzka continued to paint until he was in his 80’s and died on 17 December 1945. His artwork is very collectible now and often commands high prices at auction.
Thanks for joining me today! Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!