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With Mother, 1895

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 96.9 x 64.3 cm
  • Inv. 1895-G

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Anders Zorn was one of many Scandinavian artists who settled in Paris in the late 1880s. While there he was influenced by Impressionism. Zorn started his career painting in watercolours and this can still be seen some time later in his broad virtuoso painting technique. He became internationally famous for his portraits, domestic scenes and nudes. What was new for that period was the fact that he painted nudes not only in his studio but also out of doors. Here we see a mother bending over her child as it fearfully takes its first shaky steps in the sea. We are struck by the sensuality of the painted figures. Using a forceful but flowing brushstroke and rhythmic alternation between blue to pink, Zorn manages to depict the undulating movement of the water.


Anders Leonard Zorn RKD Wikidata
Mora (S) 1860 - Mora (S) 1920
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Title With Mother
Date 1895
Period 19th century
Location Sweden TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year bottom right: Zorn / 95
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1895-G
Acquisition credit purchase
Current whereabouts Work on display
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/285/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
22C light Iconclass
22C1 natural light Iconclass
22C11 rays of natural light Iconclass
22C5 reflection (light in general) Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H13 coast Iconclass
25H131 rocky coast Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25H2311 wave Iconclass
25H2322 sea Iconclass
25H2323 gulf, bay Iconclass
31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A277 movement in water Iconclass
31A2772 bathing (movement in water) Iconclass
31A54 washing and bathing Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA2321 leaning forward - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D11221 boy (child between toddler and youth) Iconclass
31D15 adult woman Iconclass
42B12 mother-love Iconclass
42G2112 mother (first degree family relationships) Iconclass
42G2121 son (first degree family relationships) Iconclass
School / Style Impressionist (style) AAT
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 161)
De vrienden van Scribe : De Europese smaak van een Gents mecenas (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 12 december 1998 - 14 maart 1999) / Monique Tahon-Vanroose, Robert Hoozee. - Gent : Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1998 ; Antwerpen : Pandora, 1998 (p. 123, 125 (ill), 222 (ill.))
200 jaar verzamelen : Collectieboek Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent / Arnout Balis, Robert Hoozee, Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, Paul Van Haute. - Gent : Ludion, 2000 (p. 274 (ill. 146))
D'Ensor à Magritte dans les collections du Musée de Gand (exposition Lodève, Musée de Lodève-Hôtel du Cardinal de Fleury, 19 novembre 2004 - 27 février 2005) / Maïthé Vallès-Bled, Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Helke Lauwaert, Bruno Fornari. - Lodève : Musée de Lodève, 2004 ; Milano : Mazzotta, 2004 (p. 70-72, cat. 13)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. II, p. 24, 371 (ill.))
Antwerpen - Brugge - Gent : De musea en hun kunstschatten van Van Eyck tot Magritte ; ontdek het rijke erfgoed in drie Vlaamse steden ; de Vlaamse Kunstcollectie / Geert Souvereyns, Till-Holger Borchert, Paul Vandenbroeck. - Dijon : Éditions Faton, 2007 (p. 72 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
Zorn : A Swedish Superstar (exhibition Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, 17.02.2021 - 29.08.2021) / Carl-Johan Olsson, Johan Cederlund, Patrick Steorn, Martin Olin. - Stockholm : Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), 2021 (p.76)
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