Aug 18, 2010

Study of a Seated Nude Female Model Drawing

Study of a Seated Nude Female Model Drawing

c. 1888–1898

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

(French, 1824–1898)

Black chalk

Support: Laid paper

Sheet: 23.7 x 30.5 cm (9 5/16 x 12 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2010.250



In this surprising drawing, a nude figure abandons her role as model in favor of drawing. The passive nude has become active; she turns away from the viewer, absorbed in her own artistic pursuit.

See also
DR - French
Type of artwork: 
Black chalk

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