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Reclining Nude

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1929

Artist:

Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950

About this artwork

Reclining Nude depicts Mathilde Q. Beckmann (known as Quappi), the artist’s second wife and a talented singer and violinist. During his early career spent in Germany, Max Beckmann criticized the French avant-garde; by the mid-1920s, however, he began to identify with artists working in Paris, and by 1929 he was living, painting, and spending the majority of his time in the city. This painting of Quappi, nude and in a traditional artistic posture of repose, evokes similar compositions by Beckmann’s contemporaries Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Status

On View, Gallery 394

Department

Modern Art

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

Reclining Nude

Place

Germany (Object made in)

Date

1929

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

no inscription

Dimensions

32 7/8 × 46 13/16 in. (83.4 × 119 cm)

Credit Line

Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Reference Number

1988.220

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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