Nude Woman on a Bed  1887

by Vincent van Gogh

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. [br] [[url=https://co...
59.5 x 73 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation