Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Carol Belanger Grafton

Language: English

Pages: 48

ISBN: 0486427668

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This volume offers an impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters. From Albrecht Dürer's 15th-century brush-and-ink drawing of Female Nude, Seen from the Back and Modigliani's mixed media presentation of Caryatid to splendid drawings by Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Hogarth, Constable, Ingres, Gauguin, Matisse, and 35 other outstanding artists, these carefully selected plates display the varying styles and traditions of drawing the human figure over five centuries. Of great value to students and artists, this collection will be welcomed by museum-goers and lovers of fine art everywhere.


Francisco Goya (Great Masters)

Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House

Claude Cahun: The Soldier with No Name

German Expressionism 1915-1925: The Second Generation
















FRANÇOIS BOUCHER (1703–1770) Seated Nude. Red, black, and white chalk on tan paper. 37.1 x 23.5 cm. PUBLISHER’S NOTE The depiction of the human nude has traditionally been a requisite subject in the study of art. Although timeless, this theme still poses some difficult challenges to an artist. First and foremost, an artistic representation of the naked body necessitates a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and proportion. In addition, an artist must also possess the technical abilities to

drawing—Europe. 2. Nude in art. I. Grafton, Carol Belanger. II. Series. NC765.G74 2003 743.4—dc21 2003043970 Manufactured in the United States of America Dover Publications, Inc., 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501 Table of Contents Title Page PUBLISHER’S NOTE Copyright Page 1 / PISANELLO (1395–1455) Studies of the Nude and an Annunciation. Pen and ink on parchment. 22.3 x 16.7 cm. 2 / ANDREA MANTEGNA (1431–1506) Mars, Venus(?) and Diana. Pen, brown ink and brown watercolor with

touches of white and color. 36.4 x 31.7 cm. 3 / LUCA SIGNORELLI (1450–1523) Hercules and Antaeus. Gray chalk. 28.3 x 16.3 cm. 4 / LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452–1519) Leda and the Swan. Pen and brown ink and brown wash over black chalk. 16 x 13.9 cm. 5 / ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471–1528) Female Nude, Seen from the Back, Holding a Staff and a Drapery. Brush and India ink. 32 x 21 cm. 6 / JAN GOSSAERT VAN MABUSE (ca. 1478–1533/36) Adam and Eve. Black chalk. 62.8 x 47.7 cm. 7 / MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

Cleopatra. Black chalk on white paper. 38.5 x 21.5 cm. 12 / JOST AMMAN (1539–1591) Standing Male Nude. Pen and ink. 26 x 17.5 cm. 13 / TINTORETTO (1518–1594) Nude Woman Reclining. Black chalk heightened with white on blue paper. 21 x 30.5 cm. 14 / AGOSTINO CARRACCI (1557–1602) Anchises and Venus. Pen and brown ink over sanguine. 37 x 25.5 cm. 15 / EL GRECO (1541–1614) A study from Day by Michelangelo. Black and white chalks with watercolor on azure paper. 59.8 x 34.6 cm. 16 / HENDRIK

(1599–1641) A Seated Man Leaning Backwards. Black chalk, with white chalk highlights across the shoulders. 23.5 x 27.4 cm. 21 / REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606–1669) Seated Nude Woman. Pen and brush, bistre, black chalk and charcoal. 28.8 x 19.1 cm. 22 / ANTOINE COYPEL (1661–1722) A Study of a Seated Male Nude. Black and white chalks on blue paper. 33.7 x 23.1 cm. 23 / JEAN ANTOINE WATTEAU (1684–1721) Nude Woman on a Divan. Red and black chalk on a very pale bluish-gray paper. 22.5 x 25.4 cm. 24

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