The Unveiling Perch - Micayla Marks

This gallery includes art pieces originating from the Modern Art Era (1860-1945). Nude portraits of both men and women are represented using mediums such as painting, drawing, and printing. All portraits displayed are of the subject sitting down with the use of different color and texture. 

Shown in this painting is a nude man that Nakamura Fusetsu produced when he was studying oil paintings in France. There is no background of this art piece, although the artist has used this man in several of his paintings as practice. The texture shown in this painting is both rough and dense while the color is naturalistic and dusty.
In "The Abandoned Doll" a young nude girl is shown looking at herself in a hand mirror. The pink ribbon in her hair matches the pink ribbon on the doll represent the girl's maturing body and that moment of transition in a young girls life. The texture in this painting is heavy and the color is vivid. Both elements play a very important role in describing the story to this piece.
The artist of this drawing, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, always painted "light-hearted" works. Later in his career he started focusing on the female nude body where he would focus his attention on simple structures. Several of his paintings/drawings depict this exact pose. The texture of this drawing is soft and smooth. The color is delicate and pure. Although this is a drawing, it was not considered a sketch to be made into a monumental work of art.
This drawing represents a young man sitting on the river bank, cooling off his feet by dangling them in the water. This boy is actually a life model that the artist Seurat used from his studio. The specific brand of paper called 'Ingres' gave this drawing a rough texture while the colors gave it a subtle feel along with a very small amount of sepia tone.
Vilhelm Hammershøi's painting of this Seated Female Nude is actually a reproduction of his wife, Ida. Carefully, he has modeled her skin and curves precisely. He used a technique that used the canvas as her skin which makes this painting vibrate with life. This technique has made the texture transparent and soft. The color represented in this painting is delicate but also astute.
This intense painting of a sitting nude man is actually a self-nude composition of the 20-year-old artist Egon Schiele. In its disturbing and apprehensive work, the portrait represents the isolated and defeated feeling that is his environment around him. The blank background and missing feet tell us that he is stuck inside himself with no way of communication. Which could be an interpretation for depression. With the use of a coarse texture and deformed colors, the artist was able to capture the abandoned feeling he had at the time.
This drawing was made by the artist Thomas Eakins. From looking at the environment around the nude subject, researchers can tell that this was a drawing more than likely drawn in an evening class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts around 1863-66. During this time period, models had the option to wear a mask if they wished to keep their identity a secret. This drawing was one of the most famous American drawings of the nineteenth century due to the artistic ability to show volume, weight, and bold strokes. The raw texture along with the deep color tones brings out the volume and weight the artist is trying to achieve.
Vibrant colors and soft textures make up this abstract painting by Robert Delaunay. A woman reading is shown as the main focus of this piece. Delaunay has nine versions of this theme, a theme that is devoted to creating effects of movement and depth through abstract art. The oval format of this painting adds to the softness that is portrayed even though it's an abstract painting. The dynamic color pallet adds to the balance of the painting as a whole by applying the same color principles to the human figure.
The artist of this painting, Gonzalo Carrasco, had not only an interest in art, but also in Jesuit seminary where he became a priest. He used his desires for both practices to paint an image from the Book of Job. The heavy color palette along with the fine texture really captures the story behind Job as he surrenders himself to the will of God. The dense background colors along with the light foreground colors add an exaggerated feel to the painting and the story.
This is a photograph that shows a woman putting on socks and the uncomfortable affection she has in that moment. Artist Edgar Degas dedicates specific art pieces to this theme; women in different stages of getting undressed. The sepia color tone that this image embodies, really brings more feeling of intimacy to the time when this picture was taken. The texture of this photograph is smooth due to medium.
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