NudeCarl Newman experimented with color by grinding his own pigments to make vibrant hues. He enjoyed painting nude figures and often surrounded his models with blocks of color to create semiabstract compositions. The figure’s bare skin echoes the colors around her so that she appears to blend in with the background, and the blurred outlines and scumbled brushstrokes create a warmly colored, womblike environment.

CreatorCarl Newman, born Philadelphia, PA 1858-died Abington, PA 1932 (Search Europeana for this person)
CountryUnited States of America
CollectionSmithsonian American Art Museum
Timespanca. 1915-1916
RightsSmithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anna McCleery Newton
(Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anna McCleery Newton)
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Subject TermsFigure female, Nudity, Newman, Carl, Nude, Full length
ProviderSmithsonian Institution