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(Italian, active 1528–75)
Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, and charcoal underdrawing
Support: Beige(1) laid paper
Sheet: 31.6 x 21.6 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/2 in.)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 1925.1190.b
Luzio Romano’s drawing of arms and a head were made from a flayed body (a cadaver with its skin removed). The triangle placed over the facial profile points to the Renaissance artist’s interest in geometry and to the idea that the human body is the primary model of perfect proportions.
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