Reclining Female Nude

Domenico Tintoretto Italian

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Domenico was the son and pupil of the renowned Venetian master, Jacopo Tintoretto. While the influence of Jacopo’s rhythmical line is evident in the drawings of his son, Domenico developed an individual style of draftsmanship characterized by softer and more naturalistic modeling, as illustrated in this study of a female nude, one in a series depicting heavily foreshortened figures in various reclining poses, including several others in the Lehman Collection. These studies may have served as reference points for the voluptuous, recumbent figures of Venus and Danae that abound in paintings by the Tintoretto workshop Domenico’s series of female nudes epitomize the primacy of drawing after live models in the Tintoretto workshop.

Reclining Female Nude, Domenico Tintoretto (Italian, Venice 1560–1635 Venice), Black and white chalk on blue paper

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