Composition (Study for "Nude Model in the Studio")

Fernand Léger French

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This work is one of the largest and most highly finished sketches for a painting roughly twice its size, Nude Model in the Studio (1912–13; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York). Léger uses a series of curves to depict the volumes of a female nude standing in three-quarter profile, with her right arm bent behind her head. Léger considered this drawing important enough to exhibit at the annual Salon des Indépendants in spring 1913.

Composition (Study for "Nude Model in the Studio"), Fernand Léger (French, Argentan 1881–1955 Gif-sur-Yvette), Oil, gouache, and ink on paper on tan wove paper; subsequently mounted to Masonite

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