ARTful Bodies: The Most Seductive Work on the iPhone Tour!

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. 


Department:                   Europe

preferred:                        Reclining Nude

Classification:                 Painting

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.