Female Model on Platform Rocker
A key figure in the revival of realism in the 1960s, Philip Pearlstein experimented briefly with landscape before arriving at his signature subject: the nude model in the studio. Working directly from life, he created crisply and objectively rendered images of candid nude bodies. In this composition, the body of the reclining figure is dramatically foregrounded. The close-up vantage point is reinforced by the abrupt cropping and tilted perspective, while harsh lighting casts decorative shadows against the wall, creating an interplay between realism and abstraction.
Oil on canvas
72 1/4 x 96 1/8 in. (183.5 x 244.2 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "Pearlstein 78"
Designated Purchase Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, Exxon Income Fund, Healy Purchase Fund B, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, and Restricted Contributions
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Philip Pearlstein (American, 1924-2022). Female Model on Platform Rocker, 1977-1978. Oil on canvas, 72 1/4 x 96 1/8 in. (183.5 x 244.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, Exxon Income Fund, Healy Purchase Fund B, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, and Restricted Contributions, 79.17. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.17_SL1.jpg)
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