A Saint on Horseback

Red chalk over stylus underdrawing, black chalk | 21.6 x 17.6cm | c. 1510

Circle of Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano (Italian (Venetian)

In this drawing the artist focused on expressing light's ability to shape form. The horse's three-dimensionality and the haloed saint's armor are rendered in a wide range from light to dark, resulting in the effect of rounded, physical forms. In some...
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