Acrylic black, red and green painting of a nude on newspaper. Painting done at Federation of Canadian Artists Studio Beaverhill, Montreal.
Archives Control Number
(Misc, 1940s), 1948-1
At the Archway
In the painting, we see a nude woman leaning against a ledge. There are a lot of marks in the background and on the figure of this painting that would make it an abstract figure painting. The hands and the hair of a woman have been positioned in the past to cover the private parts of her body, however, this work conveys a sense of confidence. Women will feel beautiful in their own skin when they look at this piece, regardless of whether it is the portrait itself or the shape of the woman's figure. There was something about the use of colours and the way they clashed together to create the figure that drew me to this piece. I am amazed at how bold red and complementary green colours have been used in the figure's shadows to add more detail to the composition.