About this artwork
As a member of the Brücke (Bridge) artist’s society Max Pechstein often vacationed with the group in the German countryside. In the summer of 1911, he joined the group in the remote fishing village of Nida (in present-day Lithuania) on the Baltic Sea. Away from the confines of the city Brücke artists celebrated a return to nature by bathing in the nude outdoors. Here, three nude women are depicted in an idyllic setting. Pechstein’s pitched red tent is visible in the background.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Max Pechstein
- Three Nudes in the Forest
- Germany (Artist's nationality:)
- Made 1911
- Gouache and black crayon on yellow wove paper
- Signed and dated recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "Pechstein/1911"; inscribed recto, lower left, in graphite: "57"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "k 56 H"
- 43.1 × 55.4 cm (17 × 21 13/16 in.)
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection