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Nude on a Beach

Accession Number
2008/2.198.5

Title
Nude on a Beach

Artist(s)
Lucien Clergue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1971; printed 2006

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
16 in x 12 in (40.64 cm x 30.48 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey and Elena Sobel

Subject matter
Clergue began working with nude figures in 1956. He began periodically photographing in the United States after 1961, producing many nudes in New York, including his Zebra Nudes series. His nude figures remain anonymous as he explores themes of life, sexuality, and the universality of the human form. 

Physical Description
This photograph shows a nude figure lying prone, her torso extending out of frame, spine arching upwards, creating a shadow across the bottom of the composition. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
beaches
daylight
nudes (representations)
sand
water (inorganic material)

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