Alterations made to the painting in the 1920's; composition exists on verso of a woman after her bath.

Dance Training, 1910-11 (altered 1920)

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Gift of Mrs. Charles Meechexpand_more  80.27

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The many nudes in Kirchner's works reflect his interest in sexual freedom and the contemporary cults of nudity and athleticism. He also frequently used the dance atelier to symbolize his own studio, a communal workshop for members of The Bridge (Die Brücke). By combining nude figures with studio settings, Kirchner evoked the frank spontaneity and bohemian sensuality so admired by all the Brücke painters.

Details
Title
Dance Training
Artist Life
1880–1938
Role
Artist
Accession Number
80.27
Provenance
Estate of the artist; (Curt Valentin [d. 1954] through Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, New York by 1955); Charles and Nucy Meech, Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1955 through 1980; gift to MIA in 1980.
Catalogue Raisonne
Gordon, 172.
Curator Approved

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Alterations made to the painting in the 1920's; composition exists on verso of a woman after her bath.