Nude

Carl Newman experimented with color by grinding his own pigments to make vibrant hues. He enjoyed painting nude figures and often surrounded his models with blocks of color to create semiabstract compositions. The figure’s bare skin echoes the colors around her so that she appears to blend in with the background, and the blurred outlines and scumbled brushstrokes create a warmly colored, womblike environment.

Title
Nude
Artist
Date
ca. 1915-1916
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
16 1422 in. (41.355.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Anna McCleery Newton

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1968.121.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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