Untitled (Four Figures in the Woods) c. 1928–30
Kathleen Munn, Untitled (Four Figures in the Woods), c. 1928–30
Oil on canvas, 61.1 x 58 cm
Untitled (Four Figures in the Woods) is not an entirely successful resolution of figure and landscape. Munn, in effect, painted a single figure from different views in one composition: the four bathers are views of one self-replicating figure seen through a prism and rotated vertically and horizontally, from the front and back. Here Munn paints the conceptualized human body, expressed in its most idealized form.