Nude Standing: Seen from Back, c. 1923

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This women’s animated but unnatural pose may stem from George Bellows’s interest in Dynamic Symmetry, a means of constructing compositions using mathematical rules. After making a serious study of the rules, Bellows told Robert Henri that he found them more valuable than the study of anatomy.

Nude Standing: Seen from Back
Artist Life
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The artist, New York (until d. 1925); his wife, Emma S. Bellows, New York (1925-d. 1959); estate of Emma S. Bellows; [H.V. Allison & Co., New York; sold to Larkin]; John and Colles Larkin, Dellwood, Minnesota (until 1983; given to MIA).
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