Untitled (Four Figures in the Woods) c. 1928–30

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

Private collection

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. 

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