Carl 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.
|Creator||Carl Newman, born Philadelphia, PA 1858-died Abington, PA 1932 (Search Europeana for this person)|
|Country||United States of America|
|Collection||Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|Rights||Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anna McCleery Newton|
(Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anna McCleery Newton)
|Subject Terms||Figure female, Nudity, Newman, Carl, Nude, Full length|