[Humanist] 22.421 identity of a painting?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 421.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:31:48 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: identity of painting?

This is a request for any ideas toward identifing a modernist painting I 
saw in the Museum of Modern Art or perhaps the Metropolitan (New York) 
years ago. I won't bother to explain why, or what this painting has to 
do with the digital humanities tangentially, though it does fit neatly 
into an argument I am constructing.

My memory of it is as follows: 20C, Russian, depicting a little girl in 
various stages of development sitting on and suspended from branches of 
a tree which turns into or is identified with aspects of her anatomy, 
esp her central nervous system & circulatory system. I saw this painting 
so long ago that I cannot at all be sure that aspects of it have been 
created subsequently in my imagination. A Google image search has 
yielded thousands of images, only the first 40 pages of which I've 
browsed through.

Many thanks.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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