© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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Las bañistas / Desnudos en la piscina
The Bathers / Nudes at the Pool
Daniel Vázquez Díaz
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Printed area size: 203 × 175 cm
Inventory
FM000381
Date
ca. 1930
1930
Inscripción/Leyenda
Signed in the lower right corner: "Vázquez Díaz"
Author
Born: Nerva, Huelva, 1882
Died: Madrid, 1969
Painting
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Las bañistas / Desnudos en la piscina

© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

Descripción

In the 1930s, with an established career owing to his frescoes of the Monastery of Santa María de la Rábida and portrait of King Alfonso XIII, Daniel Vázquez Díaz introduced the motif of nudes into his works. Las bañistas [The Bathers] is the most important painting he dedicated to this subject.

The artist presented a group of six female nudes who adopt different positions across the canvas. The six women, perhaps at a swimming pool or a Turkish bath, offer themselves up to be contemplated, standing, sitting down, with their backs to the viewer, and in a foreshortened perspective as a complete manifestation of beauty. The solidity and weight of the figures are reminiscent of Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

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Las bañistas / Desnudos en la piscina

© Daniel Vázquez Díaz. VEGAP, Madrid, 2022

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