57 UMMA Objects
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Abstract portrait of an actress, formed by abstract pools of watercolor with only slight detailing laid in after to suggest a bowed head and curved neck.
Emil Nolde (German (culture or style))
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection

Alfred Leslie (American (North American))
Mary Wigman's Dance Class
Gift of Maurice and Margo Cohen, Birmingham, Michigan

Agostino Carracci (Italian (culture or style))
18th century
Gift of George Baumgartner in memory of Max Baumgartner
An image of a nude woman laying on her stomach, visible from the mid-section up, with her hair covering her face.
Burhan Cahit Doğançay (Turkish (culture or style))
Nude No. 029
Anonymous Gift
&quot;Rosetsu uses the wisteria tree to frame the painting and to create two separate planes, the foreground and the background. While doing this, he does not paint a very prominent background, thus making the foreground landscape more important and the focal point of the painting...The sinewy shape of the wisteria dominates the painting. There appear to be two separate trunks rooted to a small sliver of land pictured at the left side of the image. These trunks merge into one stem, forming a curve that snugly holds the monkey&rsquo;s body. The branch continues upward, disappearing at one point until it reappears, winding around the right side of the painting. Rosetsu uses a dark ink to create the trunk and branches of the wisteria, and there does not appear to be any indication of shading or altering the color to appear lighter. This darkening is especially noticeable compared to the stark, white flowers at the top of the painting. Their stems are soft and wispy, as if they are floating in the air.&quot;<br /
Nagasawa Rosetsu
Monkey Seated on a Wisteria Branch
1770 – 1780
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Two girls, depicted in bold geometric shapes and block colors, reading a book together. The figure seated at viewer's right, slightly taller, is green and wearing yellow. The figure at viewer's left has a face of blue and white and is clothed in red resting her clasped hands upon an open book.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (culture or style))
Two Girls Reading (Deux Enfants Lisant)
Gift of The Carey Walker Foundation
Man inspecting a pistol surrounded by three other men. Surrounded by weaponry.
Lajos Kolozsvary
The Arms Merchant
1871 – 1943
Given in honor of Chilton Rupert Stearns, brother of Miss Isabelle Stearns

Jean-Jacques Hauer (French (culture or style))
General Lafayette and Madame Roland Drawing a Plan for the Festival of the French Federation in 1791
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis
A nude, muscular man, seen from behind, leans upon his left leg, which is propped on a rock. He grasps a stick for support with his left hand, while bending his torso to the right and looking downward.  The lighting and colors vaguely suggest an outdoor environment.<br />
Ubaldo Gandolfi;Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian (culture or style))
Study of a Standing Male Nude
1760 – 1780
Gift from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection in memory of Frederick A. den Broeder
As the title suggests, this hanging scroll depicts a courtesan reading a book of erotica while being watched by a monk. This colorful painting is suspended in sky blue patterned silk. The focus of the painting, the woman, is colorfully painted with robes of many colors and designs. Her hair is tied in a purple cord in a half up half down look. The back of her neck is exposed away from the viewer. In the center of the painting, she rests on a green armrest with three books below it. Behind her is a translucent screen where the face of the monk can be seen. Above the scene to the upper left is a three-lined inscription. The fourth and last line is the artist&#39;s signature placed slightly lower than the rest of the inscriptions.&nbsp;
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan Reading a Book of Erotica, Watched by a Monk
1835 – 1845
Gift of Helmut Stern
An image of a woman with red skin and black hair with her back to the viewer. The bottom half of her body is covered by a black and white striped blanket.&nbsp;
Burhan Cahit Doğançay (Turkish (culture or style))
Nude No. 104
Anonymous Gift
Image of a figure with brown hair wearing a green shirt holding onto a white pillow.&nbsp;
Burhan Cahit Doğançay (Turkish (culture or style))
Nude No. 100
Anonymous Gift