The Male Nude: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Paris Academy


ISBN: 9780900785689
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Camille Debrabant et al
Format: paperback
Year published: 31 Oct 2013
Publisher: Trustees of the Wallace Collection
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: 70 colour illustrations

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Painting in 18th-century France was centred on the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris, where the drawing of the male human figure was at the core of the curriculum. Only after mastering the copying of drawings and engravings, and then casts of antique sculptures, would the student be allowed to progress to drawing the nude figure in the life class. The drawings produced there were so associated with the Academy that they came to be known as “academies”.

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