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Three Women in a Wood

Artist
Otto Mueller, German, 1874 - 1930
Date
c.1920
Material
Oil and distemper on burlap mounted on panel, oil and tempera on burlap mounted on panel
Made in
Germany, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 215
Dimensions
48 x 53 1/16 in. (121.9 x 134.8 cm)
framed: 62 1/4 x 67 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (158.1 x 170.5 x 6.4 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Morton D. May
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
916:1983
NOTES
Otto Müller has depicted a trio of stylized nudes in an idyllic forest setting; their elongated forms are strongly outlined in black. Although a member of Die Brücke, Müller used a more restrained palette than the other artists in this group. He also preferred the matte finish of the tempera medium, here employed on a rough burlap surface. Müller painted a dark female type, influenced by the features of his first wife, Maschka, as well as his awareness of African sculpture.
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