The First Self-Portrayal of Pregnancy

 Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907). Selbstbildnis mit zwei Blumen in der erhobenen linken Hand [Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in her Raised Left Hand]. 1907. Oil on canvas. 21 3/4 x 9 6/8 in. (55 x 25 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Debra and Leon Black, and The Neue Galerie, Gift of Ronald S. Lauder.

Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907). Selbstbildnis mit zwei Blumen in der erhobenen linken Hand [Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in her Raised Left Hand]. 1907. Oil on canvas. 21 3/4 x 9 6/8 in. (55 x 25 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Debra and Leon Black, and The Neue Galerie, Gift of Ronald S. Lauder.

The Museum of Modern Art and Neue Galerie New York acquire the only self-portrait of Paula Modersohn-Becker in the U.S.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, a pioneering figure of the 20th-century German avant-garde, is believed to be the first women to paint herself while pregnant. Despite her early death, the artist left behind more than 700 paintings and some 1,000 works on paper. One of the paintings, Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand(1907) has recently found a new home, entering MoMA’s collection.

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现代艺术博物馆和纽约纽埃画廊(Neue Galerie New York)获得了美国唯一一幅Paula Modersohn-Becker的自画像。

作为20世纪德国先锋艺术的先驱,保拉·莫德松-贝克尔 (Paula Modersohn-Becker) 被认为是第一个在怀孕期间作画的女性。尽管早逝,但这位艺术家留下了700多幅画作和1000多件作品。其中一幅作品 Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand (1907年)最近找到了新家,进入现代艺术博物馆(MoMA)收藏。

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