Feb 16, 2010

Sun Bathing

Sun Bathing


Mabel A. Hewit

(American, 1903–1984)

Color woodcut

Support: Heavy Japan paper

Sheet: 32.7 x 40.4 cm (12 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.); Image: 27.7 x 30.3 cm (10 7/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2003.362



Following modernist trends, Hewit emphasized the two-dimensional nature of the support. The brilliant crisp forms of the sun bathers flatten the space and push the figures close to the viewer. This emphasis on the picture plane continues in the background, where Hewit described the water as a stack of flat, jagged shapes topped by a brown band that fills the space to the borderline.

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Color woodcut

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