« Completed in 1880, Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola. Nana is the ninth installment in the 20-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series.
The novel tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class cocotte during the last three years of the French Second Empire.»
I found these paintings of Nana, here on the web. And I tried to identify each painter. But, as you can see, I need help! Feel free to propose artist names.
The alphabetical order usually leads me to present the artworks on my blog, ie by the title. Today it's impossible though. Because the paintings of Nana have no real title. But I've more than one trick up my sleeve and I gave them a number: the number is their weight in pixels. The first one is the lightest (small and sometimes pixelated, sorry); the last, the heaviest.
# 156 –– Paintings only? Oops, not here. By the way, door means by in Dutch
# 160 –– Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Thank you, "Search Google with an image instead of text." (A nice useful place, but not 100% sure the link will work.)
# 164 –– Lady Lilith by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
# 168 –– Alexander Dobkin, we can read it.
# 180 –– ? [It looks like something from von Stuck. Thank you, Roger!]
# 188 –– Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
# 201 –– 35¢...
# 205 –– Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
# 221 –– Hubert-Denis Etcheverry. Thank you again, SGwaIIoT.
# 233 –– La Loge by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
# 238 –– ? [My friend Luce sent me an email: Nana no 238 est une peinture de Tamara de Limpika.] Nope, Luce, it's Vargas (Alberto Varga), Peruvian painter of pin-up girls.
# 242 –– ?
# 246 –– Nana by Manet.
# 258 –– ?
# 303 –– Woman in a Corset by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
# 307 –– I would say Toulouse-Lautrec again.
# 315 –– The Umbrellas (detail) by Renoir.
# 319 –– ?
# 340 –– "Completed unexpurgated translation"!
# 389 –– ?
# 397 –– ?
# 602 –– Amedeo Modigliani.
# 610 –– ?
The last one (a Turkish translation) is so very soft!
Two women inspired the author Emile Zola for his famous courtisane Nana: Blanche d'Antigny & Valtesse de la Bigne.
La Madeleine pénitente (modèle: Blanche d'Antigny) painting by Paul Baudry
Valtesse de la Bigne painting by Henri Gervex