Inventory number
P04616
Author
Rosales Gallina, Eduardo
Title
Female Nude or After Bathing
Chronology
Ca. 1869
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
185 cm x 90 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Human Figure
On display
Yes
Provenance
Acquisition, 1878; Museo de Arte Moderno

An image of a woman in a bathroom, just at the moment when she leans to the left in order to dry her leg with a white cloth. The luminous nude stands out against the green curtain in the boackground. The curtain and cloth are reflected in the water.

Rosales applies a very thin coat of paint, achieving an effect that, along with his skillful and speedy execution, constitute the most notable aspects of this work. Also characteristic is his manner of leaving the priming visible in many areas of the canvas, especially the curtain. In that way, he manages to bring out the volume of the female nude, giving it a monumental effect. Moreover, this technique gives the painting a characteristic unfinished appearance that was common in other works by him from the same period.

This painting was acquired from Pablo Bosch on 12 June 1878 for the National Museum of Painting and Sculpture. Soon after, it entered the Museum of Modern Art.

 
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