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The Life Class at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 1826 (oil on canvas)

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Title
The Life Class at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, 1826 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Bendz, Wilhelm Ferdinand (1804-1832) / Danish
Location
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1826 AD (C19th AD)
Description

This work by Bendz shows how lessons with a live model were carried out. The nude model struck dramatic poses that could be used in historical or mythological scenes. Seated in a circle around him, students are busy drawing on their sketch pads. The lessons took place in the evening, with artificial lighting, in order to ensure a steady light source which was better suited for history painting.

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Photo © Sylvain Collet / Bridgeman Images
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