Studies of Legs
Sanguine and charcoal on paper
57,5 x 23,5 cm – 22 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.
by André Tondu, Prix de Rome 1931
André Tondu was still a young art teacher when he tackled this classic of art history: the depiction of shapes, flesh, shadow, muscle. A diligent work, demanding, sincere, the future winner of the Prix de Rome must have kept in his personal archives. Modern work too, where one can feel the “research of perfection” come up, early noticed by Fernand Cormon, former professor of Van Gogh, Émile Bernard and Toulouse-Lautrec.