About the Artwork:

The central figure in this composition is that of the posterior view of a full-bodied nude woman with up-swept dark hair. Whether she is brandishing a few fine paintbrushes and painting flowers on to the canvas in front of her or holding a small bunch of flowers against a blank canvas is unclear. The figure is substantially volumetric of flesh and space. The anonymous nude woman is surrounded by what appears to be the raw implements of a painter’s studio inside a structure of rough walls, flooring and ceiling; crude and unfinished interior is softened by the presence of generous natural light. The woman in the picture is actually the model who posed at The Art Students League of New York for 25 years.

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