Christ in Glory
by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)
Working from a live model, Raphael Sanzio used a range of techniques to draw this figure. Below the billowing drapery, he quickly sketched Christ's legs, but he subtly modeled the torso above in a fluid, fashion, achieving this effect with a brush and wash. He drew the legs in first, and the lines of the figure remain visible underneath Christ's drapery. He defined the figure's monumental, round forms with economy, using black chalk to emphasize contours as well as to create rich effects.
Black chalk, brush with gray wash, heightened with white chalk on pale gray prepared paper (about 1519-1520)
by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (Italian, 1483-1520)
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