Kneeling Male Nude with Sprawled Out Arm Male Torso Gustav Klimt Buy Art Prints Now
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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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Kneeling Male Nude with Sprawled Out Arm Male Torso

The following drawing is a part of Gustav Klimt's pencil on paper sketches in an art nouveau style.

The sketch illustrates the classic piece of a man in the form with his arms out straight towards him. The man holds his hands out straight, and flexes the rest of his body. Even though the piece is a sketch that the artist drew as a rough draft, the artist used specific detail in the work to show every curve. Klimt uses detail to show the muscles on the man's back.

He had a used a few minor details to showcase the ribs and the wave in which the mail stomach turns out. The man holds his hands towards him, face as he flexes the rest of his body in the straight position. The man's face remains incredibly fierce, creating a lucid stare. The man's knees are bent as he kneels down in the straight position.

The simple sketched is drawn with an in-depth used of detail throughout the piece. It is difficult for artists to include each speck of detail within their rough drafts, however the artist was able to include each idea he had within the piece. Within the middle of the piece, the viewer is able to witness the form of the man if he were to change the position of his body while keeping the same kneeling set.

It is most likely that the artist had true the small sketches well he was planning a large painting, that would include an array of materials, textures, and styles. Klimt was well known for planning out his work prior to starting the big paintings in order to not make any mistakes and have a proper idea behind the work.

Sketches allow the artist to take a moment and fully think about what they want to create; they're able to brainstorm their ideas while leaving a trademark in their work once their sketchbook is found. A prominent artist must have an idea if in their head in order to achieve success with in their work, as the artist who carried this sketchbook had always carefully planned out his endeavors before proceeding.

Art critics and historians are unaware what the schedule is used for, and if in the future it was actually used. And immense number of the artist sketch were actually used in the future to create a large murals such as the study of the female form which was then used in the medicine murals that the artist had painted for a painting that illustrated Beethoven's music.

Even though this catch of a man is not a prominent artwork of Gustav Klimt, the artist left his trademark signature to show that he believed that his schedule is art. It is evidently shown that the viewer is unaware of what the sketch truly represents however this aspects allows for the viewers imagination to upraise and wonder what the piece can represent. Sometimes, the significance within a piece of art is not necessarily the message that the artist is trying to communicate, but however is the message that the viewer finds within the piece on their own as they reflect upon their own lives.