Standing Female Nude

  • Concetta Scaravaglione, Standing Female Nude, ca. 1939, carved limestone mounted on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Forbes Watson, 1965.22.2

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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.

Title
Standing Female Nude
Artist
Date
ca. 1939
Location
Dimensions
20 5/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (52.3 x 12.4 x 10.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Forbes Watson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved limestone mounted on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
Object Number
1965.22.2
Palette
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