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Losenko, Anton Pavlovich
Figure, seated on a rock

Undated
Paper pasted on canvas, oil
60,7 x 43,8

Losenkos creative legacy includes several paintings and graphic images similar to this one, of the naked human figure. They were studies techniques learnt from the Academy of Art. An essential part of the training course involved lessons drawing from nature, studying the laws of composition, perspective and anatomical features of the human body while mastering the skill of drawing figures from complex angles. When portraying the naked figure an artist demonstrates his mature skills. Thanks to a restrained palette of colours, a mastery of light and shade with no sharp contrast and soft contour line, the study gives the impression of harmonious repose and clarity inherent in the art of early classicism.

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