Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nymph and faun by Erhard Amadeus Dier (1893-1969)

Here is a lovely illustration by Austrian artist Erhard Dier, who often signed his works 'Amadeus'.  An enticing nymph spreads her slim thighs for an appreciative looking faun.  It probably dates from sometime between 1917 and 1925.

Vienna-born Wier studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in that city and later travelled to Spain, Switzerland and Ital as part of his studies.  He began as an illustrator for Austrian magazines lie Die Muskete, later going on to produce designs for tapestries, pottery, banknotes, church windows and wallpaper.  During the time Austria was under Nazi rule he was an active member of the Austrian resistance.

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this. I especially like the subtle detail of his erection. Nice touch ;)