George Copeland Ault
Like many modernist portraits, this drawing displays dynamic tensions between illusionistic three-dimensionality and the flatness of the paper support, between representation and abstraction, and between individualization and idealization. George Ault reduced the forms of the head into simplified shapes, creating passages of shading that contrast starkly with the large areas of blank paper.
Graphite on paper
sheet: 15 5/8 x 13 5/16 in. (39.7 x 33.8 cm)
image: 8 1/4 x 6 5/8 in. (21 x 16.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right in graphite: "G. C. Ault '27"
Gift of Maurice Vanderwoude in memory of Louise Ault
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George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948). Girl's Head, 1927. Graphite on paper, sheet: 15 5/8 x 13 5/16 in. (39.7 x 33.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Maurice Vanderwoude in memory of Louise Ault, 81.250.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.250.1_PS3.jpg)
overall, 81.250.1_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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