Reclining Nude

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1929

Artist:

Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950

About this artwork

Though often associated with the German Expressionist movement, Max Beckmann’s artistic production was highly individualistic and eludes strict categorization. While Beckmann had earlier criticized the French avant-garde, by the mid-1920s, he began to identify with artists working in the Parisian art world. He made frequent visits to the city, and his work began to show stylistic affinities with that by artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Rouault. Reclining Nude recalls the long-standing tradition of associating the female body with the timeless ideals of beauty. The stark nature of the model’s pose and distorted form, however, are more modern updates on this classical idea.

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Modern Art

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

Reclining Nude

Origin

Germany

Date

1929

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

no inscription

Dimensions

32 7/8 x 46 13/16 in. (83.4 x 119 cm)

Credit Line

Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Reference Number

1988.220

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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