Pyramid of Five Men

A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1543

Artist:

Juste de Juste
French, 1505-1559

About this artwork

Juste de Juste was an assistant to Rosso Fiorentino at the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, built by Francis I. As implausable as the composition may be, the tension and dynamism of the figures reveal Juste de Juste’s understanding of anatomy. These prints explore the human body as an expressive medium; they exemplify the eccentric styles that grew up at Fontainebleau in the artistic search for ever more elegant, exaggerated forms.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

School of Juste de Juste

Title

Pyramid of Five Men

Origin

France

Date

1535–1545

Medium

Etching in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

275 × 208 mm (plate); 340 × 240 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Donnelley and Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1986.442

Extended information about this artwork

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