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Nude Girl

Photo credit: Tate

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The human body, a traditional theme in western art, was a tricky subject for women artists at the turn of the century because of questions of morality and decorum. By using a narrow colour range and minimal setting, and suppressing biographical details, John draws attention to the naked body. At the same time, the character of the model, Fenella Lovell, comes across powerfully. So the viewer experiences this painting, disconcertingly, as a portrait of a contemporary woman with no clothes on, who seems to be uncomfortable that we are looking at her.

Tate

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Date

1909–10

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 44.5 x W 27.9 cm

Accession number

N03173

Acquisition method

Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1917

Work type

Painting


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