Nude at Basin by Brett Whiteley

Nude at Basin

Nude at Basin by Brett Whiteley

Painting Details

Artist: Brett Whiteley
Title and Year: Nude at Basin, 1963
Size: 129cm x 121.5cm
Medium: Oil and Tempera on Board
Collection: ?
Subject: Nude


This painting is from the 1960s when Brett Whiteley was moving from abstraction to figuration. At first look, the painting could almost be seen as a completely abstracted painting, but the subject of the painting can be clearly made when one looks at the title (Nude at Basin).
The female nude at the bathroom basin would be of his newly married wife, Wendy Julius. Brett and Wendy married in 1962 on the 27th of March.

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