The importance of Walde’s paintings of nudes is often underestimated in comparison to his other work, in terms of both quality and quantity. Nevertheless, these works are very valuable for tracing the artist’s development. Starting with realistic sketches of nude models, his work continually grew in terms of both sophistication and fascination. For a while he placed his nude subjects in front of a colorful, ornamentally decorated backdrop, undoubtedly an influence exerted by his peers among the Vienna art scene. After WWI, he increasingly used mixed techniques, tempera, pastels and oil to create a diverse wealth of nudes. They reflect a fascination for the female form in particular, and clearly indicate Walde’s ability to express the intricate moods and situations that affected his subjects within the particular environment of the scene. His nudes certainly contain a strong element of erotic fantasy, but they are just as interesting for their contribution toward a better understanding of Walde’s unique oeuvre.
V116-Rueckenakt_mlb_HaarVII_S255_1080_WZ Nude with long brown Hair
“Rückenakt mit langem braunen Haar”, about 1918
Water-color, 16,93 x 11,81 in (43 x 30 cm)
privately owned
V118-Rueckenakt_auf_Podest_XI_S262_1080_WZ Back View of Nude on a Podium
“Rückenakt auf Podest”, about 1920
Pastell, 14,57 x 9,65 in (37 x 24,5 cm)
privately owned
8044-25_1080_WZ Back View of a Nude
“Weiblicher Rückenakt”, about 1920
Pencil, Water-color, 11,22 x 6,93 in (28,5 x 17,6 cm)
privately owned
DA-G-23 BEARB.IMG_0072 Nude
“Akt”, 1918/19
Tempera on Paper, 25,98 x 15,47 in (66 x 39,3 cm)
privately owned
DA-DE-25Stehender Akt mit roten Lippen Nude with red Lips
“Akt mit roten Lippen”
about 1919
Bleistift und Ölkreide auf Papier,
43 x 30 cm,
privately owned
DA-DE-24 Sitzender Akt Sitting Nude
“Sitzender Akt”, about 1918
Tempera, 13,39 x 8,27 in (34 x 21 cm)
privately owned
D-GW-64_Sitzender_und_stehender_Rueckenakt Back View of sitting and Standing Nude
“Hockende und Stehende (Rückenakte)”, about 1920
Tempera, 11,42 x 7,28 in (29 x 18,5 cm)
privately owned
walde_akt_1080_WZ Lying Nude on a colored Cloth
“Liegender weiblicher Akt auf buntem Tuch”, about 1920
Pencil, Gouache, 11,73 x 17,32 in (29,8 x 44 cm)
Wien, Graphische Sammlung Albertina
8044-24_1080_WZ Nude on the Sofa
“Weiblicher Akt, am Sofa ruhend”, about 1920
Pastell, 11,65 x 7,68 in (29,6 x 19,5 cm)
privately owned
8044-C_1080_WZ Dancer
“Tänzerin”, about 1920
Pastell on Paper, 7,48 x 5,71 in (19 x 14,5 cm)
Kitzbühel, privately owned
8044-14_1080_WZ Erotica
“Erotik”, about 1925
Oil on Cardboard, 10,24 x 8,27 in (26 x 21 cm)
Innsbruck, privately owned
K44-Taenzerin_1080_WZ Dancer
“Tänzerin”, about 1920/22
Tempera on Cardboard, 14,76 x 18,5 in (37,5 x 47 cm)
privately owned
Walde_BM-Tulln_1080_WZ Nudes in the Garden
“Zwei Akte im Grünen”, about 1927
Tempera on Cardboard, 11,81 x 8,27 in (30 x 21 cm)
privately owned
8044-15_1080_WZ Two Nudes at the Schwarzsee
“Badende am Schwarzsee”, about 1925/26
Oil on Cardboard, ()
Innsbruck, privately owned
Badende im Schwarzsee Three Nudes at the Schwarzsee
“Badende im Schwarzsee”, about 1926
Oiltempera on Cardboard, 9,84 x 11,3 in (25 x 28,7 cm)
Kitzbühel, privately owned
11952-17 Dancers in the Snow
“Tanzende im Schnee”
Tempera on Paper
Wintersonne_1080_WZ Wintersun
11952-10 A Nude in the Alps I
“Nackte vor der Almhütte 1″,
Mischtechnik on Paper, 12,60 x 8,66 in (32 x 22 cm)
D-GW-38 Nackte vor der AlmHuette II_1080_WZ A Nude in the Alps II
“Nackte vor der Almhütte 2″,
Mischtechnik on Paper, 10,63 x 9,45 in (27 x 24 cm)

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