Nude Woman on a Bed1887
Van Gogh painted very few nudes, partially because he rarely had enough money for hiring models. This work presents the female body with a curious mixture of allure and revulsion. Curvy hips and closed eyes are traditional signs of sensuality, but the exposed body hair and coarse facial features certainly challenge 19th-century conventions of beauty.
- 59.5 x 73 cm
- Oil on canvas
- Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation
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