Young woman at her toilet

Italo De Grandi | Undated Storytelling
pencil on paper | 42.5 x 22 cm
Period 1969-1984: The beauty of the naked
Inventory IDG-640 | Private
collection Photo L'Atelier De Grandi
Retrospective I. De Grandi at the Jenisch Vevey Museum 1993


Artistic features


Calligraphy of the body

Italo sketches the anatomy and gestures of this character: the line indicates the volumes so precisely and vividly that it is not even necessary to shade them with a few hatching.


Geometry of the gestures


Conté pencil on paper

For this nude Italo chooses the conté pencil which allows him to render the harmony of the feminine body with the essential line of a calligraphy. Here there is no fine-tuning or hesitation, but a direct, immediate, authentic expression.



1969-1984: The beauty of the world

Italo, always on the subject, continues his contemplation of the female body, exalting its coherence and freedom, as well as its human fragility.

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Young woman at her toilet