Thomas Eakins Quote

I have never discovered that the nude could be studied in any way except the way I have adopted. All the muscles must be pointed out. To do this all the drapery must be removed.


Said to art critic Riter Fitzgerald, who quoted Eakins in an article in the Philadelphia Item (1895); from Sylvan Schendler, Eakins (1967), ch. 10.

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I have never discovered that the nude could be studied in any way except the way I have adopted. All the muscles must be pointed out. To do this all...

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I have never discovered that the nude could be studied in any way except the way I have adopted. All the muscles must be pointed out. To do this all...

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I have never discovered that the nude could be studied in any way except the way I have adopted. All the muscles must be pointed out. To do this all...

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I have never discovered that the nude could be studied in any way except the way I have adopted. All the muscles must be pointed out. To do this all...