THE KESSEL RUN OF NEW POSTERS

THE KESSEL RUN OF NEW POSTERS

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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klimt verklempt poster goldfish by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KLIMT VERKLEMPT POSTER (Goldfish)  30″ x 40″

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harlequins poster twosome by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HARLEQUINS POSTER (Twosome)  30″ x 40″

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picasso in paris poster profile by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PICASSO IN PARIS POSTER (Profile)  30″ x 40″

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grand tour poster doge by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GRAND TOUR POSTER (Doge)  30″ x 40″

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girlymags poster negligee by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GIRLY MAGS POSTER (Negligee)  30″ x 40″

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girly mags poster capris by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL GIRLY MAGS POSTER (Capris)  30″ x 40″

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life's a beach poster umbrella chair by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Umbrella Chair)  30″ x 40″

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odalisques poster jupe de tulle by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ODALISQUES POSTER (Jupe de Tulle)  30″ x 40″

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bible paintings poster doubting by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BIBLE PAINTINGS POSTER (Doubting Thomas after Caravaggio)  30″ x 40″

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bible paintings poster joseph by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BIBLE PAINTINGS POSTER (Joseph after Rembrandt)  30″ x 40″

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REISSUED POSTERS 11 BY BOB KESSEL

REISSUED POSTERS 11 BY BOB KESSEL

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel have been reissued by popular demand.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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plein air poster fall lake by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PLEIN AIR POSTER (Fall Lake)  30″ x 40″

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tahiti poster flower girl by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL TAHITI POSTER (Flower Girl)  30″ x 40″

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flowers poster blue vase by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FLOWERS POSTER (Blue Vase)  30″ x 40″

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orientalism poster slave by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ORIENTALISM POSTER (Slave)  30″ x 40″

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cote d'azur poster antibes by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (Antibes)  30″ x 40″

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artworks assemble poster woman by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Noman)  30″ x 40″

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reading poster red book by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL READING POSTER (Red Book)  30″ x 40″

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super art poster soar by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SUPER ART POSTER (Silver Age Soar)  30″ x 40″

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super art poster shorts by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SUPER ART POSTER (Shorts)  30″ x 40″

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self portrait poster clasp by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Clasp)  30″ x 40″

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basic black poster cat by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BASIC BLACK POSTER (Cat)  30″ x 40″

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odalisques poster supine by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ODALISQUES POSTER (Supine)  30″ x 40″

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horses poster 1 blue by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL HORSES POSTER (Blau)  30″ x 40″

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art history poster chicken head by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ART HISTORY POSTER (Chicken Head)  30″ x 40″

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REISSUED POSTERS 2 BY BOB KESSEL

REISSUED POSTERS 2 BY BOB KESSEL

Limited edition posters of contemporary artist Bob Kessel have been reissued by popular demand.

Each Bob Kessel poster represents a sample from an art series
made up of several related pictures.

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van gogh poster the yellow house by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL VAN GOGH POSTER (The Yellow House)  30″ x 40″

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doc strange poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! POSTER (Doctor Strange)  30″ x 40″ 

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pulp poster (Dame) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PULP POSTER (Dame)  30″ x 40″

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pulp poster speed detective by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PULP POSTER (Speed Detective)  30″ x 40″

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cote d'azur poster saint maxime by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (Saint Maxime)  30″ x 40″

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cote d'azur poster grimaud by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL COTE d’AZUR POSTER (Grimaud)  30″ x 40″

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odalisques poster back view by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ODALISQUES POSTER (Back View)  30″ x 40″

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2 piece suite poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL 2 PIECE SUITE POSTER (Falls)  30″ x 40″

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kaiju (Osaka it to me) poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL KAIJU 怪獣 POSTER (Osaka it to me) 30″ X 40″

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ukiyoe poster (it's a long hard climb) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYO-E (浮世絵) POSTER (It’s a long hard climb) 30″ x 40″

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ukiyoe (Mendicant) poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL UKIYOE (浮世絵) POSTER (Mendicant) 30″ X 40″

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fuji poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL 100 VIEWS POSTER (富士山 Fuji blue)  30″ x 40″

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bijin poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL BIJIN 美人 POSTER (Long Hair)  30″ x 40″

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plein air poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL PLEIN AIR POSTER (Country Road)  30″ x 40″

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flowers poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL FLOWERS POSTER (White Flowers)  30″ x 40″

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muscle beach poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL MUSCLE BEACH POSTER (Blue Arrow)  30″ x 40″

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newport nauticals poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL NEWPORT NAUTICALS POSTER (Marina)  30″ x 40″

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jazz poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL ALL THAT JAZZ POSTER (Trumpet)  30″ x 40″

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sails event poster by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SAILS EVENT POSTER  (Red Sail) 30″ x 40″

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WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL poster (Winter) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (WINTER) POSTER  30″ x 40″

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WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL poster (Spring) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (SPRING) POSTER  30″ x 40″

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WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL poster (Summer) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (SUMMER) POSTER  30″ x 40″

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WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL poster (Fall) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL (FALL) POSTER  30″ x 40″

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life's a beach poster (straw hat) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Straw Hat)  30″ x 40″

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lifes a beach poster profile by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Profile)  30″ x 40″

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life's a beach poster umbrella by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL LIFE’S A BEACH POSTER (Beach umbrella) 30″ X 40″

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self portraits poster ISide View) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Side View)  30″ x 40″

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self portraits poster (Futurist) by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Futurist)  30″ x 40″

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self portrait poster divided by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Divided)  30″ x 40″

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self portraits poster sketching by bobkessel

BOB KESSEL SELF PORTRAITS POSTER (Sketching)  30″ x 40″

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MATISSE ODALISQUES by Bob Kessel

Due to the recurrent incidence of nude women and intensely sensual interpretation many observers have assumed that as a man Matisse must have been a hedonist. On the contrary, historic examination demonstrates that in reality, he was rather a self-abnegating Northerner who lived only to work, and did so in chronic anguish, recurrent panic, and amid periodic breakdowns. While Picasso recompensed himself, as he went along, with gratifications of intellectual and erotic play Matisse did not. In an age of ideologies, Matisse dodged all ideas except perhaps one: that art is life by other means.

Matisse’s uninhibited celebration of women is often believed to have initiated from Cézanne’s painting Three Bathers (1882) (which he had acquired for himself along with a Van Gogh and a Gauguin). However, Matisse depicts women as nurturing, welcoming, and unlike the forbidding, massive clay-like presence of those of Paul Cezanne.

Matisse continued to evolve in unexpected directions even though never became an abstract painter (though some of his most adventurous works, such as the View of Notre Dame of 1914 or the Yellow Curtain of 1916 come close). His motifs were always recognizable, and the tension between the subject and the formal aspects of the painting was a central concept of his artistic ideal.

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ODALISQUE WITH CULOTTES by Bob Kessel
after Henri Matisse

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STRIPED ODALISQUE  by Bob kessel
after Henri Matisse

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TOPLESS ODALISQUE  by Bob kessel
after Henri Matisse

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BLUE ODALISQUE by Bob Kessel
after Henri Matisse

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NAPPING ODALISQUE by Bob Kessel
after Henri Matisse

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SEATED ODALISQUE by Bob Kessel
after Henri Matisse

ODALISQUES by Bob Kessel

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ODALISQUE WITH CULOTTES by Bob Kessel

Bob Kessel’s art series “ODALISQUES” features pictures like “ODALISQUE WITH CULOTTES” shown above. These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic paintings from that era.

In the nineteenth century, when more artists traveled to the Middle East, they began representing more numerous scenes of Oriental culture. In many of these works, they portrayed the Orient as exotic for its differences, colorful and sensual. Such works typically concentrated on Near-Eastern Islamic cultures, as those were the ones visited by artists as France became more engaged in North Africa. French artists such as Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and later, Henri Matisse painted many works depicting Islamic culture, often including lounging odalisques.