Muscle Study 6\r\nMuscle Study 6 is a charcoal drawing of the left side of a male torso, as viewed from immediately before the body. The composition includes the hand, arm and left side of a man's torso, cropped from the rest of the body and silhouetted against a dark field.\r\n\r\n \r\nThemes\r\nThis piece fits with the muscle study series - a group of works about bodybuilding and the process of physical transformation. These feature monochromatic drawings of various posing torsos - drawing of arm muscle and veining featuring prominently.\r\n\r\nSee this post - https:\/\/leedevonish.com\/the-art-of-bodybuilding\/ - for more on the themes surrounding this work.\r\n\r\n"For some years I\u2019ve been interested in the history of the male figure in Western art, but that\u2019s not the main reason why I\u2019ve started to make art about bodybuilding.\r\n\r\n"It\u2019s the actual process of transformation that I find interesting, and the determination behind that process.\r\n\r\n"Bodybuilding is a process of wilfully transforming from one state to another through a violent process; it\u2019s the ripping of muscle fibres on a minute scale that creates the need for the muscles to repair and grow. There\u2019s a fascinating force of will that goes into trying to control one\u2019s body and manipulate it into something it would not naturally become.\r\n\r\n \r\nMaterials\r\nCharcoal on paper drawing, mounted to A4 size.\r\nSize\r\nThe drawing is A5 size but is double matted to fit an A4 frame. With the mats, this measures 21 cm high and 15cm wide in total.\r\nFraming\r\nThis item will be delivered unframed unless otherwise requested. See framing options in a separate listing.\r\nRelated works\r\nThis work relates closely to Fight as well as the Muscle Study series.