Rachel on the Grass

1985
(American, b. 1946)
Image: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)
Edition: 2/2
Location: not on view
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After the birth of her daughter in 1978, Bea Nettles sought inspiration near at hand in the domestic sphere, radical subject matter in a male-dominated art form.

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In this picture of her daughter playing on the grass, Nettles exploits the richly saturated colors offered by the dye-transfer process to express the exuberance and sensuousness of the moment. The most stable color process of the time, dye-transfer was so complex that most artists had their prints made by professional labs. Nettles was one of the few artists who mastered this technique.
Rachel on the Grass

Rachel on the Grass

1985

Bea Nettles

(American, b. 1946)
America

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