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Ernst Neumann

Seated Female Nude

Artist

Ernst Neumann
Budapest 1907 – Vence 1956

Title

Seated Female Nude

Date

1935

Materials

Etching

Dimensions

19 x 28.2 cm (sheet), 10.1 x 12.5 cm (image)

Credits

Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, inv. Gr.1996.1

Collection

Graphic Arts

Neumann is primarily known for his depictions of the unemployed that showed the human misery of the Great Depression. The models for his nudes also often bear the signs of their fragility, withdrawing into and attempting to isolate themselves. Looking for something other than conventional poses, the artist likely suggested to his models, whether or not they were destitute, to contribute towards a moving image of a troubled time.

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