Feb 17, 2009

Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)

Study No. 2 (Standing Male Nude Seen from Back)


William A. Van Duzer

(American, 1917-2005)


Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1940.80



Cleveland artist William Van Duzer probably created this graphite drawing featuring the rear view of a nude male during a life drawing class. The model’s pose, contours, and prominent muscles evoke Michelangelo’s David. Perhaps Van Duzer combined his sketch from a live model with his knowledge of Michelangelo’s sculpture, gained from a visit to Italy or from photographs.

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