Male NudeArtist(s)Palma il GiovaneObject Creation Datecirca 1564-1628Medium & Supportpen and brown ink on buff paper, mountedDimensions
11 13/16 in. x 3 7/16 in. ( 30 cm x 8.8 cm )Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel copy
Palma's sketch of a male nude appears to be influenced by Michelangelo, whose art he studied in Rome. The extreme musculature of Michelangelo's style is heightened here by Palma, whose varying use of line is especially noticeable in the rippling torso. The figure's elongation is emphasized by the very narrow strip of paper on which it is sketched. This format suggests that the drawing was created as an autonomous work of art. Palma's many drawings were eagerly collected by artists and connoisseurs even in his own lifetime.
Label text done by student Sara L. Johnson in conjunction with the History of Art seminar 613, "Venetian Art at the University of Michigan", November 27, 1996.Primary Object Classification Drawing Primary Object Typelife drawingRights
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