Nude at the Studio, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Nude at the Studio
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Nude at the Studio, ca. 1910


Dimensions
89.0 x 78.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
Dep. 12R
Acquisition
Possession of the Städel Museum
Status
On display

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About the Work

Crude and direct – that is the impression conveyed by many of Kirchner’s nude depictions from his Dresden years. Yet hardly any of them show the female body as unashamedly as this painting, which was not discovered until 2010. Her legs spread far apart, the woman exposes her genitals to full view. She is surrounded by objects familiar to us from other depictions of Kirchner’s studio. Unlike many works dating from the period in question, this one was spared later revision because the artist had used the back of the canvas for a scene of the Moritzburg Ponds.

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Basic Information

Title
Nude at the Studio
Painter
Front
Forest Scene (Moritzburg Lakes)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Possession of the Städel Museum

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Genre
Main Motif

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Primary
  • 48C5111 workshop, studio ~ painter
  • 31AA14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure
  • 31A2531 hand(s) bent towards the head
  • 31A2352 sitting on an elevation
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15.05.2019