- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Standing nude
2003; reworked 2006 and 2009
- Description of Featured Image
- A rear three-quarter-length view of a standing female nude, with the fingers of her right hand resting on her left shoulder, and her head in three-quarter profile, tilted leftward. To the immediate right and left of the figure are a large number of vertical striations.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint, foul biting and burnishing on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Hahnemühle paper with watermark: cockerel within a circle; BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 300 x 225 mm
Matrix size: 301 x 230 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- RAE.153 (2003, 2006)
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Four states. No edition.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: four state impressions, numbered 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, all dated 2003; AP IV, dated 2006; one state impression, numbered 1-1, dated 2009.
This drypoint was made after a life drawing of one of Amor’s favourite models, Ju-Yuen. The image was scored onto the verso of the copper plate that had been used previously for Afternoon, 1999, reworked 2002 (cat. no. E.120); this explains the presence of the pitted foul biting scattered over the surface of the plate. Amor deliberately incorporated this irregularity for its informal effect and for the attendant suggestions of intimacy. The model is depicted in a languid contrapposto pose but the sensuality of the image derives also from the velvety effects of the drypoint and, in a number of impressions, from the experimental wiping of the plate.
After taking the plate through two states in 2003, Amor decided to set it aside; he returned to it three years later, in 2006, to make small adjustments, and then reworked it again in 2009. However, despite the carefully considered refinements he made to the image at each stage, he never editioned the work.
- Female nude, Nude
Record last updated 16/02/2021