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Nude

Accession Number
1978/2.18

Title
Nude

Artist(s)
Philip Pearlstein

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1971

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
18 in x 22 1/2 in (45.72 cm x 57.15 cm);26 1/16 in x 32 1/16 in (66.2 cm x 81.44 cm);18 in x 22 1/2 in (45.72 cm x 57.15 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Michael L. Cohl.

Label copy
In his series of prints exploring the nude, which he began in the late 1960s, Pearlstein recorded the body with cool neutrality yet posed and framed the figures artfully. The resulting tension seduces the viewer into closely scrutinizing these anonymous forms.

Subject matter
This print is in Pearlstein's signature hyperrealist style, not idealizing the figure. Pearlstein is a figurative artist who creates realistic representations of his models 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 reclines on a flat surface with her right leg crossing the left, her left arm draped along the side of the bench and her hand resting on edge. Her right is extended over her head, beyond the frame. The figure is truncated along her upper left arm, and her head is beyond the frame. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
benches (furniture)
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
reclining
women (female humans)

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