Gwen John, Nude Girl 1909-10
Eric Gill, Ecstasy 1910-1
Gwen John's Nude Girl speaks to Eric Gill's Ecstacy in terms of contrast as well as similarity. Both of these compositions seem to represent thin, almost emaciated figures that are at once isolated, but also drawn together. There is a desperation both in the single woman, as there is in the couple and while she seems to draw us towards her plight and yet ignore the viewer, the couple are completely immersed in each other.