Study of a Seated Male NudeArtist(s)Ubaldo GandolfiObject Creation Date18th centuryMedium & Supportoil on canvasDimensions
35 3/4 in. x 26 3/4 in. ( 90.8 cm x 68 cm )Credit LineGift from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection in memory of Frederick A. den BroederSubject matter
By producing such finely painted studies of nudes, Ubaldo and Gaetano Gandolfi, the leading artists of eighteenth-century Bologna, perfected their skills at representing human anatomy. The brothers and their followers produced many similar paintings and numerous drawn studies of nudes as a fundamental part of their artistic training and practice. Here the model adopts a seated pose that creates an interesting articulation of limbs and muscles through the interplay of passages of light and shadow. Undoubtedly painted in a studio, the interior walls are dissolved into a hazy outdoor setting.Physical Description
A muscular young male nude, seen in profile from the left, sits on a rock in a vaguely suggested outdoor setting.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typefigure paintingCollection AreaWesternRights
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