Reclining Nude (2016)
Pastel drawing by Michael Colgan


  • Pastel drawing, Paper
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  • Size: 22.05 × 17.91 × 0.79 in (framed) / 20.08 × 15.94 × 0.1 in (unframed) / 15.94 × 10.63 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Michael Colgan

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

Although pastel is not my preferred medium I like to use a variety of drawing materials as a means of challenging myself and attempting to avoid a complacency or habitual method of representation. By this means I also hope to find some new way of mark making to depict the subject. I this drawing of the model I have deliberately ignored the flesh colours and sought to dramatise the way the light falls across the figure by means of the strongly contrasting tonal values. However, I could not resist emphasising the rich colours of the mattress beneath the model to provide a counterpoint to the shadowed area beyond.

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