Nu au Soleil

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-36-002 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1936

Title: Nu au Soleil (Nude in the Sun)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 162 x 130 cm

Collection: Musée d’Art moderne de Paris

Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)

Exhibitions: Salon des Indépendants, Un siècle d’art français, 1850-1950, Paris, 17 April – 10 May 1953, no. 829

Notes: Nu au Soleil represents a novel approach to painting for its time—though not entirely in the vein of Surrealism—that carried with it the same artistic intelligence, sensitivity and lucidity displayed throughout the artist’s Neo-Impressionist phase, Proto-Cubist works, Cubist period and successive Post-Cubist constructions.

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