This is a vertical abstract drawing in tones of gold, brown, gray, black and white. It has a large rectangular form surrounded by a darker brownish background. Within the form are paint strokes, lines and shading.
Geometrically patterned composition with bright saturated colors composed of a central female figure with mermaid’s tail and bright red mane of hair; skull-headed figure at left with guitar; two green monster-like figures in upper right quadrant; two black fish with blue eyes near center.
Black and white drawing of organic forms vaguely resembling human figures flowing into one another in a room-like space. On the right hand side of the grouping stands the most recognizably humanoid figure.
Female Nude Lying on Stomach, study for Female Nude from the Back (Weiblicher Rückenakt), 1911
Figure study of female nude lying on her stomach, from a 3/4 side position of artist. Woman's head is in top left, her torso at lower right of page. Woman's left elbow is crooked, pointing toward viewer. Brown tempera accents the body, while green tempera accents the surface below. Woman's left breast is visible.
Rip in paper repaired at lower center. Possible that paper was cut into rectangle from rondo shape. Some lines apper inscized; possibly used as a cartoon (?). Paper size: lh 17 7/10cm & rh 17 4/5cm x tw 15 9/10cm &bw 16cm.
Artist Life Dates
(1503 - 1540)
Medium and Support
brown chalk and brushed white tempera on beige laid paper