This image of a nude woman relaxing amidst grey sheets is extremely provocative. The woman looks at the viewer with a seductive and direct gaze, which is alluring to the viewer and adds to her sensual demeanor.
preferred: Reclining Nude
Artist: Kees van Dongen, Dutch, 1877–1968
Date Label: about 1925
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 78.7 x 97.5 cm (31 x 38 3/8 in.)
Credit Line: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, from the Estate of Mrs. Manuel Berman as a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Berman
This is a wonderful reaction piece created by Worcester high school student Amersaline Dermatis. It holds a striking resemblance! The use of pastel was an interesting choice that definitely enhances the smoothness of the reclining woman's body.