Nude Girl Standing London or Paris, about 1906 Etching 19 x 11.5 cm A young naked woman stands with her knee upon a bed. Her pensive expression and downturned eyes suggest intimacy and naturalness. The loose, hastily etched lines highlight the mass and unevenness of her body rather than idealising her figure. The model is … Read more
Idealised nudes from mythological and religious scenes contrast with uncompromising, and occasionally grotesque, studies of the human form. Complementing the major exhibition Bellows and the Body, this display includes stylistically diverse works from a broad time period, with drawings and prints by artists such as Tiepolo, William Orpen, and a recently acquired nude study by Augustus John.