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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Pietro Faccini
- Half-Length Recumbent Male Nude Seen from the Back
- Charcoal, with stumping, touches of oil paint, and traces of lead white (discolored), on tan laid paper
- Inscribed verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "di mano di pietro faccini"; in pen and brown ink: "39"
- 355 × 232 mm
- James E. Cooper Memorial Fund and Prints and Drawings Fund #1