Battle of the Nudes
407 × 590 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 25094
Primary mediators between Antique and Renaissance art had been the figure studies by Pollaiuolo. The Battle of the Nudes became famous in the period above all for its virtuosity of rendering the motion of the bodies. The engraving, with its figures depicted from different views as in sculpture, served as a pattern sheet in Florentine workshops and enabled artists to study the anatomical structure of human musculature.