Female nude (half figure) with wash bowl in front of a table, Karl Hubbuch
Karl Hubbuch
Female nude (half figure) with wash bowl in front of a table
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Karl Hubbuch

Female nude (half figure) with wash bowl in front of a table


Dimensions
100.0 x 100.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2330R
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010
Status
See Parts

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About the Work

The sitter looks directly at the observer, with her hands braced against her sides, with an angry expression as if she had been interrupted while washing. The moment seems all too indiscreet, bordering on voyeurism. Hubbuch’s dissecting powers of observation of everyday situations reveal themselves particularly in his nude studies. He produced this one in cartoonishly simplified brushstrokes. Yet, he was probably dissatisfied with the composition and used the other side of the canvas for a new picture of “Marianne in front of the mirror”. Her lively erotic charisma cannot be found there – instead of a lascivious display of the body, nudity appears rather natural.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Female nude (half figure) with wash bowl in front of a table
Painter
Front
Marianne before a Mirror
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Karl Hubbuch Stiftung, Freiburg
Acquisition
Acquired in 2010

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31AA14(+1) human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure (+ front view)
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 31A2211 face
Secondary

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Last update

06.09.2021