Philip Pearlstein (Fine Arts, Faculty)

Male and Female Models on a Kilim Rug (1978)
acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 182.88 cm (60 x 72 in). Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection. 2006.52.45
Yale University Art Gallery/Art Resource, NY. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Pearlstein’s carefully observed rendering of a man and woman in the nude emphasizes the artist’s interest in dynamic figuration that is divorced from a clear narrative or sensual connotation. A Modernist painter who has devoted his attention to the human figure, Pearlstein has been at the forefront of the revival of realism in contemporary art.