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Female figure, Nude

Female figure, Nude

late 19th-20th century

Aristide Joseph Maillol

French, 1861-1944

Maillol, like Matisse, honed a dramatically simplified approach to the figure, whether in two-dimensions or three. In drawings like this, one can appreciate his preference for line to carry the burden of describing a female form, in opposition to more traditional approaches that would include extensive modeling and shading to achieve the likeness of a figure.
Conte crayon
Overall: 20 1/4 x 16 1/2in. (51.4 x 41.9cm)
Image: 12 1/4 x 8 7/8in. (31.1 x 22.5cm)
Gift of Norman Davis
56.275
Provenance: Gift of Norman Davis to Seattle Art Museum, December 7, 1956
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistoryVancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery, "The Seattle Art Museum Lends", March 13 - April 11, 1976
Published References"The Seattle Art Museum Lends" exhibition catalogue. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1976

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