Victor Pasmore Reclining Nude 1942

Artwork details

Artist
Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Title
Reclining Nude
Date 1942
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 305 x 406 mm
frame: 455 x 535 x 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1951
Reference
N05975
Not on display

Display caption

In 1937 Pasmore was instrumental in setting up the Euston Road School of Painting, with two other painters, Claude Rogers and William Coldstream. The purpose of the Euston Road School was to teach traditional disciplines and the adoption of an objective approach to the chosen subject. The School closed in 1939 with the onset of war, but Pasmore continued to paint in the manner of its teachings during the 1940s. He produced a series of small and tender portrait and nude studies of his wife, Wendy, whom he married in June 1940. This is one of them and it presents Wendy Pasmore in a quiet and intimate manner, with the parted curtains adding to the private nature of the scene.

August 2004

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