Skip to contentSkip to navigation
Become a Member
Explore today's schedule
Visit MMFA for free by becoming a Member
Learn more
Back
Ernest Aubin

Mosaic of Female Nudes

Artist

Ernest Aubin
Montreal 1892 – Montreal 1963

Title

Mosaic of Female Nudes

Date

1937

Materials

Charcoal, gouache and white chalk highlights

Dimensions

61.8 x 49.2 cm

Credits

Gift of Roxanne and Monique Dehaut, inv. 2018.218

Collection

Graphic Arts

A leader in Montreal’s Montée Saint-Michel group of painters, Ernest Aubin was already an accomplished artist when he began these studies of nudes, put together in the style of a mosaic. The careful selection of poses enabled the figures to be fit around each other, lending the work a cohesive, effortless appearance. The use of charcoal and a coloured paper in this work allow a play of contrasts, as well as skilfully and effectively harmonize the whole composition. The figures cover the entire surface of the sheet, a characteristic of Aubin’s academic nudes.

Add a touch of culture to your inbox
Subscribe to the Museum newsletter

Bourgie Hall Newsletter sign up

This website uses cookies in order to optimize your browsing experience and for promotional purposes. To learn more, please see our policy on the protection of personal Iinformation