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Female Head, Full Face

A work made of drypoint on heavy cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of drypoint on heavy cream wove paper.

Date:

1920

Artist:

Elie Nadelman
American, born Poland, 1885-1946

About this artwork

Born in Warsaw, sculptor Elie Nadelman developed an early interest in classical statuary that remained evident in his work even as he moved toward Cubsim. He became an important figure of the Parisian avant-garde before emigrating to the United States at the outbreak of World War I and setting up his studio in the Bronx. In this delicate drypoint, approximately 40 curved lines, enhanced with directional shading, are all that Nadelman needed to create the sculptural head and face. The blank eyes are reminiscent of carved marble statuary, while the velvety lines particular to the drypoint medium give the image a satisfyingly tactile presence.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Elie Nadelman

Title

Female Head, Full Face

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1920

Medium

Drypoint on heavy cream wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 17.7 × 15 cm (7 × 5 15/16 in.); Sheet: 24.4 × 21 cm (9 5/8 × 8 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.884

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