A wooden crucifix that belonged to the preacher Savonarola was probably the inspiration for the type of crucified Christ that Fra Bartolommeo developed in his early years. Given the precision with which the tension in the muscles and tendons is depicted, this early drawing must have been made from a live model. Fra Bartolommeo has drawn the right arm a second time, focussing on light and shade.
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|Title||Two Studiesof the Nude Torso of a Man with the Arms Held Up, Seen from Behind|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, heightened with yellow, on yellow-ochre prepared paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 221 mm
Width 291 mm
|Accession number||I 563 N 39 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 13 and 23 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Florence 1473 - Florence 1517
Fra Bartolommeo is one of the most illustrious artists of the Italian High Renaissance. Born Bartolommeo di Paolo, he was also called Baccio della Porta. On...Bekijk het volledige profiel