About this artwork
In this battle scene, the landscape is just as important as the context. Deep shading created by the harsh, crosshatched lines reiterates the tumult of the battle. The sketchy engraving style of Domenico Campagnola underlines the vigorous and impulsive nature of his figures. Body proportions are distorted in order to connote pain. Even the barking dog at the lower left has an inaccurately elongated torso, a statement about the distress nature experiences during human conflict. This engraving is one of the artist’s largest.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Domenico Campagnola
- Battle of the Naked Men
- Engraving on ivory laid paper
- 220 × 230 mm
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.