Muscle Study 4

£25.00

Muscle Study 4 Print

A timeless, classical image.

Inkjet print from a charcoal sketch of a male torso, part of my muscle study series. Mounted (A5), unframed.

With the mount, this measures 21 cm high and 15cm wide.

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Description

Muscle Study 4 Print

This is an inkjet print from a charcoal sketch of a male torso, part of my muscle study series. As the original drawing is not for sale, this is an opportunity to own this classically inspired image.

 

Muscle Study 4 is a charcoal drawing of the right side of a man’s torso, as viewed from immediately before the body. The composition includes the hand, arm and right side of a man’s torso, cropped from the rest of the body and silhouetted against a dark field.

 

Themes

This 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.

See this post – https://leedevonish.com/the-art-of-bodybuilding/ – for more on the themes surrounding this work.

“For some years I’ve been interested in the history of the male figure in Western art, but that’s not the main reason why I’ve started to make art about bodybuilding.

“It’s the actual process of transformation that I find interesting, and the determination behind that process.

“Bodybuilding is a process of wilfully transforming from one state to another through a violent process; it’s the ripping of muscle fibres on a minute scale that creates the need for the muscles to repair and grow. There’s a fascinating force of will that goes into trying to control one’s body and manipulate it into something it would not naturally become.

 

Materials

Inkjet print on paper, mounted to A4 size.

Size

The 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.

Framing

This item will be delivered unframed unless otherwise requested. See framing options in a separate listing.

Related works

This work relates closely to Fight as well as the Muscle Study series.

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