Reclining Nude


Arthur Bowen Davies ( American, 1862 - 1928 )

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General Description

This decorative nude study is typical of the work of Arthur Bowen Davies, whose subjects often contained a mixture of pastoral imagery and stylized, imaginary landscapes. A friend and admirer of dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan, Davies was frequently inspired by the movements of modern dance, which his sinuous lines echo.

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William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label copy, 2005.

Fun Facts

  • Davies was one of the organizers of the 1913 Armory Show, an influential exhibition of European modernist art.

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