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Figure on Couch

Accession Number
1978/2.17

Title
Figure on Couch

Artist(s)
Philip Pearlstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1970

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
30 in x 22 in (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm);38 in x 30 in (96.52 cm x 76.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Michael L. Cohl.

Subject matter
This print, from the portfolio "Six Lithographs Drawn from Life," is in Pearlstein's signature hyperrealist style, not idealizing the figure. Pearlstein is a figurative artist who focuses on depicting realistic representations of his models/subjects/landscapes, based on his "direct optical experience...of the world," unlike other hyperrealist artists who work from photos or pop images.

Physical Description
A nude woman with closed eyes reclines on recamier sofa, with feet toward the viewer, and her head on the arm of the sofa. She rests her arms above her head.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
couches (reclining furniture)
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
realism (artistic form of expression)
reclining
sleeping
women (female humans)

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