Three Nudes on a Beach by Max Pechstein

Ink and wash, 1917.

Three Nudes on a Beach

Art work details

Year of production :
Max Pechstein
Medium :
Ink and wash drawing
Ink, Watercolour, Paper (Japanese)
Dimensions :
height: 33.3 cms; width: 49.0 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs LS Gurr with MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund assistance
Copyright :
© Pechstein Hamburg/Toekendorf / DACS, 2013.
Associated Groups :
Die Brücke
Nudity, World War I, Portrait, Pechstein

The Brücke artists often holidayed together in the summer, sketching their models from life outdoors, in the woods or on the beach. Although produced after Pechstein’s expulsion from Die Brücke in 1912, this work symbolises an important Brücke theme, the search for a genuine connectivity between art and life, exploring the landscape, and in particular, placing the nude in unspoiled landscape, both as a link to nature and as an emblem of sexual freedom.

V & A Purchase Grant Fund

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