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Nude with Apple

Painting, 1910

Description of the artwork «Nude with Apple»

"Nude with Apple" it was written in the period 1909-1910, and refers to a tipping point in the works of Glackens. She also his calling card.

In the first decade of the twentieth century, he started moving further and further away artist group "the Eight" while looking for a completely different aesthetic principles. And bright color of this painting speak about it.

The figure of a woman resting pose, confident and defiant gaze suggests the "Olympia" of Manet, once so indignant prudish public. Such detail as the ribbon on the neck only increases the similarity and speaks about a specific plan. Critics have called her a "modern eve", which is about to bite the forbidden fruit, confidently and arrogantly looking into the eyes of the viewer. This impression was calculated to produce, Glackens.

This work has a number of sketches, one of which clearly shows the process of creating the poses of the model, the manner of the image which creates the effect of motion, storyboarding.

"Nude with Apple", as well as famous sketch for her are in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

Author: Lyudmila Lebedeva
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Nude

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1910

Artwork in selections: 9 selections