Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Belvedere Torso by Heemskerck

Maerten van Heemskerck brings a fluid pen technique to his study of The Belvedere Torso. His hatching and crosshatching technique strikes me as quite fine. He seems to have exaggerated the spinal flexion and rotation of the Torso, making for a very dynamic drawing.

Maerten van Heemskerck (ca. 1498, Heemskerck, Netherlands - ca. 1574)
Haarlem, Netherlands
School: Dutch

The Belvedere Torso 1532 - 1537
Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany
Graphics: Pen and ink on paper

The Belvedere Torso

Note:  My post entitled Study of the Belvedere Torso by Rubens can be found here.

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