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Study of a Seated Male Nude

Accession Number
2008/2.199.1

Title
Study of a Seated Male Nude

Artist(s)
Ubaldo Gandolfi

Object Creation Date
18th century

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
35 3/4 in. x 26 3/4 in. ( 90.8 cm x 68 cm )

Credit Line
Gift from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection in memory of Frederick A. den Broeder

Subject 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 Type
figure painting

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
models (representations)
nudes (representations)
oil paintings (visual works)

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