Monday Morning Muse: Nudes by Charles Despiau

1953-40

This elegant drawing by French artist Charles Despiau joined the collection in 1953. Despiau produced a total of 150 sculptures and 1,000 drawings over a fifty year career. His works, mostly portraits and nudes exemplifying a calm classicism, are in the collections of over thirty museums in France and over 100 museums around the world. (source)

The Smith College Museum of Art holds two similar drawings by Despiau. The first is also titled Seated Nude:

Workflow: Sinar HR 43 digital camera back (single and 4 shot modes) connected to a Horseman Digiflex SLR camera using Nikon lenses.  Lighting: Quadx (Bowens) strobes and heads

The second is titled Female Nude, Seated:

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