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Nude

Accession Number
1993/1.43

Title
Nude

Artist(s)
Edward Weston

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1927, printed 1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 3/16 in x 8 1/4 in (18.26 cm x 20.96 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);13 1/4 in x 15 in (33.66 cm x 38.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Two Friends of the Museum

Subject matter
With the model’s weight resting on her heels, her stomach and leg muscles become the focus of the frame. The crop of the image transforms the figure into abstract groupings of planes and ovals. The model is the dancer Bertha Wardell. In response to seeing Weston's work at the University of California at Los Angeles, she volunteered to pose for him. Weston was drawn to the physical strength and grace of her body. Subsequently, she became a friend and lover of Weston's.

Physical Description
Profile view of the torso and legs of a kneeling female nude, with one knee resting on the ground. The figure's form is located in an empty setting where the blank wall and floor meet.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
dancers
kneeling
legs
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
women (female humans)

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