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Standing Female Nude

ca. 1939 Concetta Scaravaglione Born: New York, New York 1900 Died: New York, New York 1975 carved limestone mounted on wood base 20 5/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (52.3 x 12.4 x 10.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Forbes Watson 1965.22.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


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Concetta Scaravaglione carved directly into wood and stone, without using a clay model. She was inspired by the nude female form, and created many sculptures of women that expressed strength and beauty. In Standing Female Nude the pale limestone and smooth texture emphasize the simplified curves of the woman. The figure appears hesitant and thoughtful, as if she is about to engage in conversation with the viewer.

Keywords

Figure female - nude

sculpture

stone - limestone

wood

About Concetta Scaravaglione

Born: New York, New York 1900 Died: New York, New York 1975

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