Study of Female Nude Bending on Hands and Knees
From my point of view, the drawing “Study of Female Nude Bending on Hands and Knees” by Adolph Hirémy-Hirschl is interesting to discuss. It is not an ordinary drawing, it is quite unusual. Alongside this, the title is not clear to me, since the woman is not bending on her hands, and I cannot see properly whether she is bending on her knees because her lower lectures are not depicted. It seems to me that there is something hidden in the drawing, but it is difficult to disclose without appealing to the imagination.
To my mind, the drawing is a little bit weird, possibly because it is a study. In general, the drawing is pretty simple, but at the same time there is much not understandable to me. I guess that the painter left a lot of space for speculations concerning his drawing intentionally. Besides, I feel that speculations about this work of art can be only personal and should be based not only on thoughts but on emotions as well.I cannot say whether I like the drawing or not, since I do not understand it in full. But I like an attractive look of the woman the author chose, especially her arms. In my opinion, the drawing looks like an unfinished work.
At the same time, it allows leaving a lot to the imagination. Thus, in my view, the female portrayed by the painter is washing up. It is not seen clearly, but the direction of her hands and her look support this assumption. Further speculations make me think that it is summer and the location may contain a river, since the woman is nude. More than that, the female’s headdress is not clear to me. It is something like the gauze shaping the woman’s back; perhaps, it is her long hair. I think that the woman’s lips show that she stays focused on what she is doing. If my assumptions concerning the depicted by Adolph Hirémy-Hirschl are true, then I would say I like this …