Etude of the face of a devout woman by Agnolo Bronzino

Etude of the face of a devout woman by Agnolo Bronzino

Bronzino was an excellent draftsman, although, apparently, he did not devote too much time to drawing – only about fifty of his works were performed in this genre. These are mainly preparatory sketches for future paintings. These are, for example, “Etude of the face of a devout woman” and “Study of the figure of a young man and his hands”.

Often you can find among the drawings Bronzino sketches of nude nature, as well as sketches of multi-figure compositions. Although Bronzino’s compositions were often the product of his fantasy, the drawings he made from nature show how thoroughly he studied the human body before subjecting it to “artistic processing.” Draw the master preferred black chalk.

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