Pencil drawing: *Modern Man*

Modern Man

Pencil drawing: *Modern Man*

Black ink and pencil on blue card; 52 x 39 cms.


Graphite pencil drawing; 42 x 32 cms.

This pose is also sometimes known as the “Flandrin” pose after the famous painting *Nude Young Man Sitting at the Sea Shore* (1836) by J-H Flandrin.  The pose was also much used by William Blake but usually viewed from in front to denote emotions such as despair and hopelessness.