Helen at the Easel
Medium: Casein tempera underpaint; oil-varnish glaze on panel (some Shiva Ponsol colors used)
Dimensions: 23 15/16 × 20 in. (60.8 × 50.8 cm)
frame: 29 1/4 × 25 1/4 in. (74.3 × 64.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the John Sloan Trust, 2006
About: Beginning in 1929, Sloan adopted what he called "linework," marking his canvasses with colored lines to increase the solidity of form and the sensation of light and shade. Sloan particularly used this method on nudes and portraits, like this depiction of his second wife, Helen Farr Sloan.
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