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wood engraving on paper
edition size unknown
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
image: 14 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; sheet: 17 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature: © // Ganso // 63, printed, lower right in image
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Bequest of Charles Henry Leavitt
- Accession Number
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The studio nude was a major theme in Emil Ganso's career. In this chiaroscuro wood engraving, Ganso exploits the full range of contrasts of light and shade to depict a female model in the artist's atelier. Unlike other images in this section, there is no interaction between the model and the artist, who is represented only by his paintings on the wall—a landscape on the left and another studio nude on an easel, reflected in the upper-right corner of the mirror. Thus, the artist is implicitly the observer and creator, as well as the viewer by extension.