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Reclining male nude by Michelangelo | Drawing | Michelangelo
A reclining male nude. Black chalk drawing by J.J. Masquerier.
Black chalk on light grey laid paper. This image is not available to download. To licence this image for commercial purposes, contact our Picture Library at picturelibrary royalacademy. This group of life drawings are very similar in style and arrangement. Having completed his training with the Nazarene painter Edvard von Steinle in Frankfurt, Leighton arrived in Rome on the 19th November remaining there, apart from visits to his family in Germany, until when he moved to Paris. Many of these life studies are drawn in pencil with a sharp outline and light modelling effected by the close-knit hatching of fine lines. The academic quality of the drawings derives from Leighton's rigorous training.
Studies of a reclining male nude: Adam in the fresco 'The Creation of Man'
Sheet: Delia E. Holden Fund Drawings: France, Italy, Netherlands.
In January , Thomas Eakins removed the loincloth from a male model while lecturing about the pelvis to an anatomy class that included female students at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Angry protests by parents and students soon forced him to resign from the Academy at the request of the board. Following Eakins' departure, however, thirty-eight of his male students resigned from the Academy and formed the Art Students' League of Philadelphia, providing him with a new forum for his life classes and for the creation of many of the paintings and photographs of the s, including this nude study of Bill Duckett, an amateur athlete. The relaxed atmosphere of the Art Students' League, where Eakins and his students governed themselves, permitted greater freedom in the photography of models than had prevailed at the Pennsylvania Academy.