the sensation of any of those figures is of a structure on which the flesh hangs, like a bag of water
In this early, deliberately un-idealised portrayal of a woman bending over, Dalwood reminds us of Edgar Degas's terracotta figures of women bathers and dancers. The visible marks made by the artist's hand make us think of touching the body. Dalwood shares the awkward approach to women of Chadwick and Butler, but in his unflattering and non-sexual experimentation he was honest about the everyday reality of the naked body.
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: Fine Art
: Woman Drying her Feet
: DALWOOD, Hubert
: a painted cast plaster sculpture, showing: a female figure bending to dry her feet; this is an early work for the artist, created while he was teaching at Newport College of Art, and is one of several where female figures are shown in a domestic pose; its surface is rough and retains the texture created by the artist's hands
On Display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery 3 [formerly Balcony Gallery]
: circa 1955
: Given by Eric Malthouse, 1984.