Half-Length Recumbent Male Nude Seen from the Back

A work made of charcoal, with stumping, touches of oil paint, and traces of lead white (discolored), on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping, touches of oil paint, and traces of lead white (discolored), on tan laid paper.

Date:

c. 1590

Artist:

Pietro Faccini
Italian, c. 1562-1602

About this artwork

One of Bologna’s most original draftsman, Pietro Faccini was fascinated with the human figure. This finely modelled nude is a splendid example of Faccini’s relaxed attitude toward anatomy. Unlike his teachers, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, who advocated strict attention to correct anatomy, Faccini manipulated the figure in subtle ways to achieve a more moving result. In his dramatic representations of the human body, Faccini may be seen as bridging the gap between late Mannerism and early Baroque art.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pietro Faccini

Title

Half-Length Recumbent Male Nude Seen from the Back

Origin

Italy

Date

1585–1595

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping, touches of oil paint, and traces of lead white (discolored), on tan laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "di mano di pietro faccini"; in pen and brown ink: "39"

Dimensions

355 x 232 mm

Credit Line

James E. Cooper Memorial Fund and Prints and Drawings Fund #1

Reference Number

1987.88

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