Niki Victoria Batzakis

1st year Major Art Education
3rd year Major Art History, Minor in
Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality

Nude 1 & 2
paper, collage, conté pastel pencil
18” x 24”

These drawings belong to a series of nude studies which aim to represent the female form in motion and in spontaneity. Inspired by the works of Egon Schiele (1890-1918), an Austrian expressionist painter, these studies seek to capture a sense of intensity in the human figure. Emphasizing the element of the line, the body is composed of two overlapping silhouettes; one is constructed out of semi-abstract cutout shapes and the other is drawn in a realistic style. The underlying expression of anxiety is revealed through the fragmentation of the body.