David Bomberg Nude 1943

Artwork details

Artist
David Bomberg 1890–1957
Title
Nude
Date 1943
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 915 x 715 mm
frame: 1137 x 945 x 84 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Juliet Lamont, the artist's step-granddaughter 1986
Reference
T04166
Not on display

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Bomberg’s treatment of the nude is unusual. The figure is shown lying on a bed, the head barely visible and the pubic area prominent. The direct sexuality of this depiction contrasts with more conventional representations of the nude. At the same time Bomberg’s vigorous brushwork departs from straightforward literal representation and emphasises the subject’s physical and tactile presence.

July 2008

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