Susanna

Author: 

Felice Casorati

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1929 ca.
Material and technique: 
Oil on canvas
Size: 
cm 123x98
Origin: 
Inventory: 
AM 794
Collection: 
Roma, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale

The work revisits a recurring theme in modern painting from Giorgione to Manet, the relationship between a naked female figure and a dressed male one. A sort of extraneousness recurs throughout Casorati's painting and permeates the composition where the woman is indifferent to the man who sits behind her. With subtle psychological insight the artist captures a moment of weakness and fatigue.

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