DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Female Nude from Behind

Brush drawing on paper, 32 x 21 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This female nude seen from behind records Dürer's interest in human proportions during his first Italian journey. The attributes, staff and cloth, suggest that this freely drawn nude study was created from a model. The firmly sketched shape of her body forms a charming contrast with the glazed, freely swinging cloth. The head and cloth are executed with gentle brushstrokes and clearly show a spatially plastic relationship between the figure and pictorial space.

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