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Max Weber
Summer
1909
oil
40 1/4 x 23 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment



Frankly sensual nudes with mask-like faces—reflecting Max Weber's interest in African sculpture—lounge among thrusting trees and jagged foliage. Here, Weber emphasizes his fascination with nature as a source of primal experience and inner spirit.